As a Nigerian, I find it offensive that one tribe would want to hold a nation to ransom with national oil wealth.
While I accept that there must be more aid to the region in the form of human and infrastructural development, should not the wealth be distributed equally amongst all 36 states ?
Does the land not belong to the federal government ? Since when did people start to claim a large chunk of the national pie to the detriment of others ?
I can assure you there is worse poverty in many parts of Nigeria where people are suffering. The proceeds of oil are for the entire people of Nigeria not just the Ogonis or Ijaws. Their quest for most of the oil is as a results of greed .
If I was an adviser to Yaradua ( God bless him ) I will be asking him to invest in the delta region and alleviate the poverty situation , but to make sure that this policy is spread across the board.