The leader of the South South Socio Cultural Organisation, Comrade Dr. Annibest James at the weekend facilitate with Muslim faithful across the nation over the Eid-I –fitri celebration.
Annibest James, while thanking God Almighty for the month long fasting, enjoined everyone to imbibe the teachings and lessons learnt in forbearance, sharing, showing deep and compassion to the needy.
He reminded all on the need to continually demonstrate love and empathy to one another as he drew the attention of South South as the hen that lays the golden egg, we shall no longer sit on the fence and play the ostrich, He said though like a lone voice in the wilderness, we have consistently and persistently call for radical examinations as a buffer to all indices negating development strides of South South as a zone.
The South South Socio- Cultural Organization which is the Apex body of South South zone is formed
ostensibly to create platform for socio-political, economic consciousness, emancipation and empowerment of the people of the South South zone.
He said south south socio- cultural organisation as a focal and functional organ that has developed a vision of South South of our dream that is able, ready and willing to challenge for supremacy in all spheres of life.
He said, we cannot sit and cross lagged and watch with passive resignation the future of the people of south south headed to the rocks.
He noted that a cursory introspection of their lamentations reflect the pains of the people.
“Our challenge is now to create a templates, ideologies, formats and development of strategies for managing the road map/ agenda whose main aim is to liberate and transform our people from long years mental inertia clamped on them.
Annibest lamented the sorry state of the region and the pitiable condition of the people who originally are supposed to be beneficiaries of multifarious economic and good dividends, clearing that the groups henceforth will lead the vanguard that will herald lasting change and development.
Some of the cardinal demands or concern of the SSSCO is the relocation of the oil headquarters of
the multinationals and that of the relevant government agencies to the region to attract rapid development, these are coupled with the concerted need for the restructuring of the Nigerian state to
allow for equitable distribution and control of wealth for over all development of the Nigerian nation.