A former Publisher of Newswatch, Mr Ray Ekpu, says the discovery of crude oil in Nigeria 61 years ago in the old Rivers State is the root of the country’s main problem.
He said this known while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast show Sunrise Daily, two days after the nation marked its 57th Independence anniversary. “In 1956, we had a good fortune or so we thought, of discovering oil in Oloibiri, present day Bayelsa State and two years later (1958), we started exporting oil.
“I think that is where we started courting trouble because we had easy money. We had some white people who came to dig the ground, bring the oil and sell it for us and we did nothing after that.”
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