Ogoni: We’ll change the story of our people – OLI vows

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By Chijioke Kingsley

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – A group under the aegis of the Ogoni Liberation Initiative (OLI), has vowed to change the story of the people of the region through effective engagement with government and the private sector.

President of the Group, Dr. Fabeke Douglas spoke with journalists Wednesday, during the launch and unveiling of a Magazine, “The Focus”, said the medium will be used to expose the sufferings and hardship of the people in the region with the aim to address them.

“We are determined to change the story of our people by working with government and other investors. We did a research and found out the does not have a credible medium to showcase their plight”, Fabeke said.

The Group President said the no one can tell the story of the oil reach community better than the people lives there.

According to him: “The Uniqueness of the Magazine is it is driven by people who live in the region, traversing the hinterlands where oil exploration is executed thereby having first-hand of activities in the area.

“We are poised to x-ray the many challenges faced in the region from the grassroots and present a brighter, factual perspectives to the yearning of the people.

“In our contemporary world persuasive presentation of facts through the Media is the world beat practice to fighting marginalization aimed at ensuring equity and fairness”, he said.

Our correspondent reports the Focus will constantly address three major issues in the area of conflict, security and proffering solution that will lead to stability.