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Delta commissioner backs IPF

The Commissioner for Housing, Delta State, Godknows Angele and executive members of Ijaw publishers forum led by Comrade Austin Ozobo

By Cletus Opukeme, Warri

The Commissioner for Housing, Delta State, Godknows Angele has lauded the Ijaw Publishers Forum for the initiative to form a unified body for the propagation of the Ijaw story.

The Commissioner said this when he played host to the IPF during a courtesy call in his office at the State Secretariat, Asaba, on Thursday.


IPF President, Comrade Ozobo Austin, said the visit was to intimate the Commissioner of the group’s aims and objectives and to seek results-oriented collaboration with the Delta State Government.

Ozobo further said that the group was in need of support from key stakeholders across Ijaw nation to achieve it’s objectives.

Responding, Angele, who is the immediate past two-time Chairman of Burutu Local Government Area, also pledged his unalloyed support to the success of the group’s activities.

According to him, the essence IPF’s existence cannot be over-emphasized, saying that the group was formed at the right for the right purpose.

The Commissioner further posited that the IPF’s mandate is in tandem with the MORE AGENDA of the Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s administration, and as such, will enjoy the necessary support to thrive.

“I’ve keenly followed the activities of the IPF and I can say that your intentions for Ijaw nation are of good. Like the INC and IYC, we have another forceful group in the IPF. I urge you to the maintain professionalism and neutrality at all times and don’t allow people with bad intentions to use you for selfish gains,” Angele charged.

Other members of the IPF delegation include, Oyinbi Onduku – Vice President, Tare Magbei – Secretary, Perez Bibaikefie – Assistant Secretary, Mike Ugedi – Financial Secretary, Francis Abai – Researcher, and Tamaraupreye Ekpegha.


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