Diri debunks alleged plan to scuttle Brass fertiliser project

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has debunked allegations that he was planning to scuttle the Brass Fertilizer and Petrochemical project on the grounds that it was sited in a ‘core Ijaw area’. The accusation on social media has reignited issues concerning core Ijaw and non-core Ijaw that have divided the ethnic Ijaws in Bayelsa State, regarded as the most homogeneous Ijaw state in Nigeria. Apart from ethnic sentiments arising from core Ijaw and non-core Ijaw, politics has also largely divided the people since the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged as the leading political party in the…

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