IYC CANCELS PLANNED PROTEST AGAINST NDDC’S SOLE ADMINISTRATOR

Written by on January 5, 2021

IJAW YOUTHS COUNCIL (IYC) WORLDWIDE HAS SUSPENDED PROPOSED PROTESTS AGAINST THE SOLE ADMINISTRATOR OF NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC), EFFIONG AKWA’S APPOINTMENT.

AKWA HAS BEEN IN THE EYE OF THE STORM SINCE HIS APPOINTMENT BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI WITH SEVERAL GROUPS IN THE NIGER DELTA, ESPECIALLY FROM IJAW EXTRACTION KICKING AGAINST HIS APPOINTMENT.

HOWEVER, IN A TWIST TO THE WHOLE NDDC SAGA, IYC HAS DROPPED ALL PROTESTS AND OPTED FOR A STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE NIGER DELTA, INCLUDING NDDC CURRENT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE.

IYC PRESIDENT, PETER IGBIFA, WHO DISCLOSED THIS IN A STATEMENT, YESTERDAY, SAID THE PROPOSED MEETING WOULD DELIBERATE ON ISSUES SURROUNDING THE NDDC, TAKE A COMMON DECISION AND FORMULATE AN ACTION PLAN.

WHILE SAYING THE MEETING WOULD HOLD BEFORE THE END OF JANUARY, THE YOUTH LEADER SAID ZONAL LEADERS, CHAPTER HEADS, THE OGBOS, CLAN HEADS AND OTHER LEADERS OF THE IJAW ETHNIC NATIONALITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.


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