Ijaw youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta have challenged Itsekiri elders from Delta state to promote the unity of all ethnic nationalities in the region and withdraw the court case against the composition of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Ijaw youths under the aegis of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta said the withdrawal of the litigation filed by the Itsekiri elders will deepen the need for unity of all ethnic nationalities in the region, if the region must achieve the needed development.
The MOSEIND, in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Amb. Winston Cotterel Amain, while reacting to the action of some Itsekiri elders who have taken the federal government to court over the composition of the NDDC board, asserted that all well-meaning Niger Deltans should be more concerned about the wellbeing and development of the oil rich region.
The MOSIEND scribe re-emphasized the need for unity amongst all ethnic nationalities in the region to defeat the region’s common enemies of marginalization and underdevelopment.
Amb. Amain noted that the Itsekiri elders who are hell bent on stopping the NDDC board from being confirmed should note that their Kinsman, Bismarck Rewane, who has just been appointed as member of the Economic Recovery Team can also be kicked against through similar litigations and other means.
Amain unequivocally stated that MOSIEND as a body will soon take decisive actions against those fanning the embers of discord in the already maligned Niger Delta region.
Amb. Amain urged leaders of all ethnic nationalities in the region to stop the infighting and see the growth and development of the region as a priority.
Emeraldng.com reports that Chief Lori-Ogbebor, Rev. Jackson Omasanjuwa and Edward Omagbemi who are Itsekiri elders have sued the federal government over the composition of the NDDC board.