The Willink Commission Report
The Willink Commission Report.
Report of The Commission Appointed to Enquire into The Fears of the Minorities and the Means of Allaying Them.
Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, July 1958
Willink Commission Report - Conclusions/Recommendations.
27. This is a matter which requires a special effort and the co-operation of the Federal, Eastern and Western Government; it does not concern one Region only. Not only because the area involves two Regions, but because it is poor, backward and neglected, the whole of Nigeria is concerned. We suggest that there should be a Federal Board appointed to consider the problems of the area of the Niger Delta. In this we would include the Rivers Province without Ahoada or Port Harcourt and would add the Western Ijaw Division.