WARRI- The National Executives of Pan-Niger Delta People Congress (PNDPC) has applauded the federal Government for its approval to commence full academic programme in the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West LGA, Delta State.
The National Chairman, His Majesty Pere Dr. Charles Ayemi-Botu (JP) OFR (a.k.a. Lion of the Niger) Paramount ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Council of Delta State made the applause through the coordinator media affairs, Olorogun Monday Whiskey, today (Sunday) in an electronic message sent to Daily Watch, said ‘‘ The entire National Executives of Pan-Niger Delta People Congress (PNDPC) wish to on behalf of the peace loving people of the Niger Delta express our heartfelt appreciation to the Federal Government of Nigeria and President, Mohammadu Buhari for keying into the peace project of the Niger Delta and graciously approving the take-off of the Nation’s premier Marine University, Okerenkoko in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-west Local Government Council of Delta State.
According toWhiskey. ‘‘Since August 19th 2017 when the Leadership of the nine ex-agitator group of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) gave the Pan-Niger Delta People Congress the mandate to interface with the Federal Government on all issues that concerns peace and development in the entire Niger-Delta. The Pan-Niger Delta people congress (PNDPC) has used its wide contact both nationally and locally to ensure that the right groups, individuals and governmental institutions were consulted with open mind and the zeal to ensure that the peace/developmental process in the Niger Delta is pursued vigorously and with tenacity.
‘‘Instructively, it should be noted that the National Leader of the PNDPC, His Majesty Pere Dr. Charles Ayemi-Botu use his wealth of knowledge and experience as a driving force during the formative stage of the defunct Pan Niger Delta People Forum (PANDEF) before it was high-jacked by those who currently parade themselves as leaders of the defunct group.
He said that the Pan-Niger Delta People Congress sees the take-off of the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU) as a bold step by the Mohammadu Buhari led government that is capable of re-engineering the general peace architecture and development initiative which in turn will enhance the peace and security in the Niger Delta region.
He stated that the presidential approval for the five Billion budget allocation based on recommendation of the committee in the federal ministry of education tasked with the activation of the University and the One Billion Approval for immediate release for essential infrastructural works and staff recruitment is worthy of commendations.
‘‘The Pan Niger Delta People Congress (PNDPC) is commending the Federal Government to also used this medium to employ the president Mohammadu Buhari led government to be proactive and urgently put all matters of interest in the Niger Delta on the table for urgent negotiation with the leadership of the Pan Niger Delta People Congress as empowered by the people of Niger Delta.
With the positive reactions that has greeted the take-off of this laudable Institution, the Pan Niger People Congress is very convinced that our people are peace loving, very appreciative of good deeds and above all are all ready to work with the central government provided the rights and privileges of our people are not trampled upon.’’ The statement said.
The group however, appealled to the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) to still trust and believe in the capacity of the leadership of the PNDPC to be able to resolve all issues of interest and concern to the Niger Delta project, just as the PNDPC National leadership employs all critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta Project as well as authorities of oil multi-nationals to cue behind the PNDPC to ensure that enduring peace is achieved in our dear region of Niger Delta.