The rights activist, who is also the founder of the Nengi James Foundation, stated this while receiving an award of selfless service from the Achievers Farm Group in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state along side three other prominent Bayelsans.The other awardees include: business mogul and chairman of Ayala Group of Companies, Chief Robert Enogha, former Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Ndutimi Komonibo and one of the founders of Ijaw Youth Council, Timi Ogoriba.Fielding questions from newsmen after the event, Nengi said those who carried arms to enrich themselves under the guise of fighting a common course of the Niger Delta people should not be honoured.“I am happy that today l am being honoured not because I am financially buoyant but because l share the little I have with the needy, the less privileged and the downtrodden.“We need selfless leaders, those who have contributed to the development of the Niger Delta, to be recognized and honoured just as the Achievers Group has done today.“We cannot continue to honour mediocrity. You cannot have mansions everywhere and claim to be freedom fighters. You cannot be a capitalist and claim to be freedom fighter while those you claim to be fighting for are wallowing in perpetual penury.
By correspondent John Odeh.
If the promise made by the Ministry of Power is anything to go by, then residents of Bayelsa state would begin to experience 24-hour power supply starting from September 21, 2018.
The Governor of Bayelsa state, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson has ordered for the procurement of additional 17 gunboats to fight militancy and other maritime crimes in the state.