AHEAD OF MINISTERIAL INAUGURATION: IYC CHARGES BUHARI TO GIVE IJAW NATION A SUBSTANTIVE MINISTER
As President Muhammadu Buhari is set to inaugurate his ministers, Ijaw Youth Council IYC has called on the president to give a substantive ministerial port folio to Ijaw nation.
In a statement made available to Emeraldng.com and signed by IYC president, Barrister Pereotubo Oweilaemi, the IYC said since Timipre Sylva is the only ministerial nominee representing Ijaw nation, Buhari should compensate the Ijaw nation with a substantive ministry.
REPRODUCED BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT FROM THE IYC
As President Muhammadu Buhari is set to inaugurate his ministers, IYC calls on our President to give the Ijaw nation a substantive ministerial portfolio.
Since Chief Timipre Silver is the only minister designate from the Ijaw nation, we expect Buhari to compensate the Ijaw people with a substantive ministry.
President Buhari should prove to be a father to all Nigerians.
The Ijaw nation, despite her economic importance to Nigeria, has not been given her pride of place under the Buhari administration.
We do not deserve junior ministerial portfolio. Give Chief Timipre Sylva a substantive ministry with a juicy portfolio.
We are calling on President Mohammadu Buhari to compensate the Ijaw nation with a substantive ministry.
Now is the time for our President to prove to Ijaw people that he is for every tribe in the Country.
Timipre Sylva should therefore be given a ministry he can use to develop and empower his people.
We were politically alienated by the present government in the first term. Now is the time for Buhari to accommodate every section in his Government.
Pereotubo R. Oweilaemi, Esq.,
President, IYC worldwide