By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
National President of the Ijaw youths council, Barr. Oweilaemi Pereotubo has congratulated all the ministerial nominees from Niger Delta, saying the appointments were in the the right direction as they deserved it.
Oweilaemi in press release Thurday, said ‘‘ IYC congratulates Chief Timipre Silver, Godswill Akpabio, chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Festus Keyamo, SAN on their well deserved appointments as a Ministers in the Government of President Mohammadu Buhari.
‘‘The trio of Chief Timipre, Akpabio and Amaechi as former Governors who understand the rudiments of public governance are square pegs in a square hole. Similarly, Festus Keyamo who has attained the zenith of the revered legal profession is the best man for the job. We thank Mr. President for seeing these our illustrious sons worthy to serve in his cabinet.
‘‘As the father of the nation whose onerous duty is to unite every section of the Country, we implore President Buhari to still look into the Ijaw nation and appoint more credible hands to serve in the various capacities. Considering our economic contributions to the nation’s coffer, one Ministerial position is not enough for us. After all, that is even our constitutional right’’ he said.
Continuing, ‘‘As for our son, we charge him to run an inclusive government beyond party line for the purpose of uniting the Ijaw nation on one hand and being the bridge between the Niger Delta people and the FG so as to sustain the existing peace in the region on the other hand. Chief Timipre should use this appointment to bridge the gap of distrust among Ijaw people in the Niger Delta. He is the only eye of the Ijaw man in this Buhari’s Government.
‘‘IYC pledges to synergize with him in order to promote social harmony among the Ijaw people as well as attracting development to our communities. It is therefore, our earnest call on Chief Timipre Silver to use his new office to make friends among his Ijaw people. The interest of the Ijaw nation should be his watchword as IYC will always stand by him to support his programmes and policies in his ministry. Once again congratulation to a worthy son of Ijaw nation.’’ He hailed.