The ljaw National Congress (INC) says plans have reached advanced stage to hold an all IJaw Conference where issues affecting the fourth largest ethnic nationality in Nigeria would be extensively discussed and solutions proffered.
This was revealed on Friday when members of the Ijaw Summit group, initiators of the planned summit, led by Rear Admiral Dinenikpete Yanga…, visited the leadership of INC at the Izon House along Sani Abacha Expressway in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
Speaking to newsmen after meeting with the group, the newly elected INC President, Prof. Benjamin Okaba said the lNC and the visiting group discussed in details towards crossing the ‘t’s and dotting the ‘i’s
for a successful summit.
Okaba, who spoke through the Vice President 2 of the INC, Alabo Nengi James said a date would soon be fixed for the summit which would draw participants from all Ijaw Kingdoms, clans and communities across the Niger Delta and beyond.
The president said “the meeting is about partnership and collaboration and we have discussed as a family.
“Very soon, we will inform the press about the details. In no sooner time, the summit would hold; we are going to converge on Yenagoa to discuss issues affecting the Izon Nation.
“Our discussions during the summit will be all encompassing. We will discuss issues concerning the environment, insecurity, echology, economy and all that.”
He called on the Ijaws to be calm, stating that after its official inauguration, the new executive of lNC would kickstart a process that would properly address issues currently affecting the Izon Nation.