Of the 1,378 people who returned the OGRC'S questionnaire, only 24.4 percent were interested in a minimum blood quantum; however, 85.1 percent answered in the affirmative to the question, "Do you have to have Osage blood to be an Osage?" Here "Osage blood" was most commonly understood as signaling lineal descent from, that is, creating biological connection to, individuals understood as Osage in the past.
(64.) Osage Government Reform Commission, "OGRC Message Board" 2005.
The re-organisation followed the reports of the Oil and Gas Reform Committee (OGRC
), set up in 2000 and headed by then presidential adviser Edmund Daukoru, and the Review Committee of the National Council on Privatisation headed by then VP Atiku Abubakar.