The National Union of Ogoni Students International USA (NOUS INTL, USA), has called for a referendum on the status of Ogoni people of Rivers State in Nigeria. The group, in a statement, jointly singed by the President (NOUS INTL) USA, Mr. Pius B. Nwinee, General Secretary (NOUS INTL) USA, Mr. Sampson B. Npimnee, Coordinator (CDHRAC INTL) USA, Mr. Cornelius J.S Dumerene, and Secretary General (CDHRAC INTL) USA, Mr. Toate Ganago, called on the FG of Nigeria to divorce Shell from the NNPC/Shell Joint Venture and bequeath Shell’s shares/ dividends to Mosop and Ogoni people.
NOUS INTL, USA then urged the Federal Government to conduct an optional referendum in Ogoni to determine its status in the country. They stated this in the statement entitled; “Exoneration of Ken Saro-Wiwa and Eight Ogoni Activists, Not a Pre-Condition for Dialogue in Ogoni.
We Urge FG to Conduct a Referendum,” and dated November 1, 2021. It said that the attention of the “National Union of Ogoni Students International (NUOS INTL USA), and Center for Democracy, Human Rights & Anti- Corruption ( CDHRAC) USA, formerly known as OLM have been drawn to the increasing political, economic, environmental instability and relentless cultism in Ogoni and her enclaves, incited and the recent running stomach visit to Aso Rock by some self-serving politicians, elders and chiefs.