Resumption of protest against collective decision of Ijaws, I YC warns

The leadership of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has reiterated it position on the suspension of its protest against the Federal Government for the immediate setting up of a substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the President Muhammad Buhari led administration.

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The IYC stated that the decision to suspend the three days protest action is after due consultation with leaders, stakeholder from the region especially from the parent body, the Ijaw National Congress (INC).

The decision by the Ijaw Elders is still in place and any action against the collective decision of the Elders and youths is an affront and disobience to the Ijaw Nation.

The Ijaw Youths leadership in a statement signed by the National Deputy President, Comr. Savior Olali and its spokesperson Comr. Ebilade Ekerefe, re-echoed he position of council having consulted with leaders from the region

“Our decision is based what has transpired within this period of the protest, there is need for us to go back, call for a convention for us to review plans, strategy and take proper decision.

The statement warned Ijaw youths to discountenance the statement attributed to the President, Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide, Peter Timothy Igbifa in defiance to the collective decision of the Ijaw Elders and youths that the ongoing #OccupyNigerDelta protest will continue on Monday across the states in the region.

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