The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has vowed to resume hostilities if the eighth National Assembly fails to cut its controversial jumbo perks to lawmakers.
The group in a statement signed by Gbomo Jomo, said it has observed with disgust, the brazen disregard for the feelings of the “change-seeking” Nigerians by the lawmakers.
“These wicked individuals appropriate to themselves huge and absurd salaries and allowances at the expense of the millions of hapless Nigerians who have not been paid for months, their salaries, pensions and other benefits,” group stated.
“The Niger Delta region where the bulk of revenue that sustains the nation continues to suffer neglect, environmental degradation and lack, made worse by the very corrupt and visionless past government of Goodluck Jonathan and his cronies, some of who still shamelessly parade themselves on national television and other media platforms as ‘Niger Delta activists’.”
They called on Nigerians to reject the ostentatious lifestyles of the lawmakers and said the main objective of the legislators is to enrich themselves and carelessly spend scarce resources.
“If the lawmakers refuse to make the necessary adjustments needed to accommodate the needs of the masses and the Niger Delta region, it may lead to the resumption of hostilities and Nigerians should hold the 8th National Assembly responsible should that happen. Enough is enough!” the statement concluded.