University Controversy: I Don’t Owe Niger Delta Anything, Says Asari Dokubo
Ex-militant and leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Alhaji Dokubo Asari has said that th controversy surrounding his establishment of a University in Benin Republic is uncalled for because he does not owe much to the South South geo-political zone.
In a post he made to an online blog, www.cknnigeria.com, late Saturday night while reacting to criticisms that greeted the news, Asari who maintained that he lived above board in all his dealings wondered why the move to establish the school has continued to generate reactions.
“I don’t owe anybody. I have nothing to put back anywhere. I worked hard and made my fortune mainly from outside the Niger Delta and Nigeria. I do what I am doing – impacting on the lives of people around me because I owe that to myself,” he wrote
According to him, though he made substantial amount of his wealth outside the South South region, he has been doing enough to empower youths in the region through the provision of scholarship in the numerous educational institutions that he had established over the years.
He said: “I have never stolen in my entire 50 years. I have never been elected into any government office to appropriate resources on their behalf.” of the people,”.
Even when I was appointed as a member of the Rivers state Muslim pilgrim welfare board….I left the board without a stain.” Asari stated in his response to the barrage of criticism in the blog.
On his empowerment interventions over the years, he wrote, “At the King Amachree International School….I have 197 students on scholarship…majority are from the Niger Delta. I have 82 students at the King Amachree Royal Academy (Automobile & ICT), King Amachree Arts Academy and King Amachree Soccer Academy on my scholarship….majority are also from the Niger Delta.”
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