The The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, and the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, King. Godwin Gininwa, have described immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan as a disappointment to the people of Ogoniland and the Niger Delta region at large.
The former governor of Rivers State, said Jonathan made a great mistake for failing to implement the United Nations Environmental Programme report on Ogoniland. Amaechi disclosed in a speech, during the official flag-off of the cleanup of the area by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We did everything possible to make our brother the former president to implement the report, but, he refused.
“But with President Muhammadu Buhari, we are here today in keeping with our campaign promise.
“The economy of Ogoni people will change through this cleanup. There is no way the people will not receive anything from the money that would be invested for this project. Through that, the economy of the people will change”, he stated.
Watch Amaechi (from 3mins.05sec) speak at presidential launch of Ogoni clean up exercise below:
On his part, Gininwa noted that Jonathan made mistake for failing to implement the cleanup of Ogoni and the entire region during his time in office.
Gininwa emphasized that Jonathan disappointed the people of Ogoni even after the people led campaign of his election to monarchs in the Northern state.
“I want to plead with Nigerian leaders to keep to their promises. We campaigned for Goodluck Jonathan. During the campaign we met with traditional rulers in other parts of the country. Good enough we took over government.
“Personally, I have nothing against Jonathan because he is my son, but he made mistake for not implementing the report. He disappointed us. The time for mourning is over because Ogoni is now happy,” he said.