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Delta state: Protesting youths demand appointment of NDDC chairman, MD

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National President of Ijaw youths council (IYC) Barr. Eric Omare led hundreds of Delta state youths on Wednesday,demand appointment of NDDC Chairman and managing director for Delta state.

By Cletus Opukeme, Warri

Hundreds of peaceful demonstrating youths  in Delta state on Wednesday morning at NDDC gate Warri, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a substantive chairman and managing director of Niger Delta development commission (NDDC) from Delta state.

The protesting youths drawn from Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo , Isoko  and Ndokwa ethnic nationalities led by the national President of the  Ijaw youth council (IYC) Barr. Eric Omare  have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a substantive Chairman and managing director of NDDC  from Delta state, following  an existing NDDC act of rotation.

‘‘We are here to send a strong message to President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the substantive NDDC chairman and managing director following the  NDDC from Delta state. That all the states that made the NDDC act have benefited from the Chairman and managing director positions. It will be logical following alphabetical order to give the chairman and managing director to Delta state.

Delta state youths peaceful protest at NDDC gate Warri urged bMuhammadu Buhari to appoint Delta state man substantive NDDC chairman and managing director

‘‘ Why we want both the chairman and managing director of NDDC board appointment, Delta state produces the largest quantum of oil/Gas production  in Niger Delta and it will be logical to start with Delta state with both top position appointment. We want to set a precedence with the NDDC appointment. When their tenure expires, the same thing will be applicable to other states’’ he said.

Corroborating the Ijaw youth Council (IYC)  President’s position, the national president Urhobo youths council( UYC) comrade Festus Igherebuo,  national vice chairman Itsekiri youth council (IYC) Comrade Godwin Utieyin and national President Isoko youth assembly(INYA) comrade Umuakpo Ovie, said that ‘‘ Mr. President should appoint a substantive NDDC Chairman and managing director from Delta state to allow the existing peace continue in the state. It will be logical to appoint a Delta state man for the position of  NDDC Chairman and managing director following an existing rotational act of the commission’’ they said.

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