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Bayelsa monarch laments Niger Delta underdevelopment



YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – Chairman, Bayelsa State Traditional Rulers Council and Ibenanaowei of Ekpetiama Kingdom, King Bubaraye Dakolo, Ageda IV, has lamented the glaring underdevelopment of the Niger Delta region.

Addressing journalists on Monday at a pre-book launch briefing in Yenagoa, King Dakolo expressed disappointment at the injustices meted out to the region in spite of its huge contributions to Nigeria.

He said that the region is still wallowing in abject poverty, deprivation, underdevelopment and environmental degradation.

The launch of the two books, Once A Soldier, an autobiography detailing his childhood and life as a soldier, and The African Voice, a look at the persisting influences of western civilization on Africa, are slated for Tuesday, July 11 in Yenagoa

King Dakolo who authored the widely acclaimed book, The Riddle Of The Oil Thief in 2022 is fast being acknowledged as one of the gifted writers in the region as he had earlier published other titles.

Dignatories expected at the launch include Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri and a host of others among whom are army generals, traditional rulers, politicians and captains of industry.

Speaking of the dignatories, King Dakolo described the list of dignatries “as endless” and wondered whether the venue would “accommodate everybody”

On what motivated him to become a writer, he said there had been a lot of unfair treatment and injustices metered out to the Niger Delta region that needed to be articulated being still unknown but deserving international attention.

King Dakolo listed lack of available printing press, inadequate publishing, funding and marketing as the bane of publishing industries and budding authors.

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