A Niger Delta group,MEINBUTUS Worldwide and the Ijaw National congress,(INC) have restated their commitments towards better partnership for the actualization of common interest for the Ijaw ethnic nationality and the Niger Delta region.
This The Niger Delta Herald learnt Tuesday during a courtesy call paid to the Ijaw national congress executives by the leadership of the group, ‘Meinbutus’.
Menbutus, The Niger Delta Herald gathered is a group of nonviolent agitators in the Niger Delta region.
Addressing the group,the INC President,Professor Benjamin Okaba reiterated the desire of the Ijaw national Congress to partner all well meaning groups within and outside the Ijaw nation in progress and development of Ijaw land and the Niger Delta region.
Okaba noted that the burning issues of resource control, restructuring and fiscal federalism would be adequately pursued by the INC under his leadership.
He described ‘Meinbutus’ as a foremost nonviolent agitators’ group in the oil rich Niger Delta region,harping that the group was the forerunner of most of the extant agitators groups in the region.
“The Ijaw national Congress would not compromise the issues of resource control,true and fiscal Federalism,
“We’ve told the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria our desire to see an oppression and marginalization free Ijaw nation and by extension, Niger Delta,
“And so we’re waiting for the positive outcome of our last meeting with the President”, he said.
Also speaking,President of ‘Meinbutus’, comrade Ebiekebi Joseph thanked the INC president for the reception, noting that their intention to the Ijaw national congress secretariat was for solidarity with new executives of the body.
He pledged the commitment of his group to synergize with the INC on issues affecting the Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta region.