The Urhobo Youths Empowerment Front, UYEF has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a financially committed, trustworthy and loyal member of All Progressives Congress APC from Isoko Nation as the next Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC for the purpose of fair-play and equity.
Coordinator of the group, Comrade Peter A. Akpotu, told newsmen yesterday in Warri, that since Urhobo nation had gotten the Deputy Senate President in person of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and a Minister, Barr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), it is only fair that Isoko Nation be given the Managing Director of NDDC.
According to him, “In Delta State, from OMPADEC to present NDDC, four ethnic tribes of Anioma, Itsekiri, Urhobo and Ijaw had produced Chairmen, Managing Directors, Executive Directors respectively, but the Isoko Nation has not produced or occupied any of such positions. This is pure injustice and total marginalization of Isoko people and we believe that our amiable President Muhammadu Buhari will correct the injustice by appointing the next Managing Director of NDDC from Isoko nation.
” Between 1987-1992, Professor Eric Opia ( Anioma) was Chairman of OMPADEC. In 1992, Admiral Preston Omatsola ( Itsekiri) was Chairman of OMPADEC. Between 2001-2003, Engr. Godwin Omene ( Urhobo) was MD of NDDC. In 2003-2006, Senator Emmanuel Agwariavwodo ( Urhobo) was MD of NDDC. In 2008, Late Pastor P. Z Aginighan ( Ijaw) was EDFA and Acting MD. Mrs. Osato Areyinka (Itsekiri) was MD in 2009, and Lambert Konboye (Ijaw) was EDFA, Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli (Itsekiri) was EDP, and presently Engr. Samuel Adjogbe was EDP, and Acting EDP”
Akpotu maintained that of the five tribes in Delta state namely, Urhobo, Isoko, Itsekiri, Ijaw and Anioma, only the Isoko tribe is yet to produce neither the Chairman, Managing Director or Executive Director of NDDC, adding that the other tribes should in the spirit of oneness and equity wholeheartedly support the Isoko tribe to produce the next MD of NDDC
” It will be interesting to reveal and to inform President Muhammadu Buhari that Isoko Nation had maintained uninterrupted crude oil production for the past 40 years.
“More so, the Isoko Nation has the highet oil production quantum presently in Delta State, therefore, Isoko should produce next MD of the NDDC as stipulated in 2 (2) and 12 (1)c of the NDDC Act, 2000,” the group stated.
Delta state shut all land borders amidst covid-19 pandemic
Delta state shut all land borders amidst covid-19 pandemic.
The Delta State governor Dr. Ifeanyi Author Okowa announce days ago about the movement in Delta State and Promise to protect his people from the famous virus CORONAVIRUS aka Covid-19.
The wise one says “Prevention is better than Cure”
The governor took a strong decision which lead to closure of all border lead In and Out of the state.
Dspz- Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro Postpone 1st Semester Examination 2020
DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
STUDENT UNION GOVERNMENT(SUG)
DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC OZORO.
UPON THE CONFIRMATION FROM THE DEAN STUDENT AFFAIRS
SNR COMRADE THOMAS OJUYE
About postpone of 1st Semester Examination that was to Start on 23th March 2020.
This is to inform all student of DSPZ that the exam has been postponed indefinitely as a result of the outbreak of coronal virus disease/COVID 19 worldwide.
The date for the exam will be communicated to us in due time.
We are all advices to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this disease while the federal government are working on getting a permanent solutions to the disease.
Thanks and God bless you all
Tears Flow As Urhobo Community Rebury Exhumed Corpses Of Murdered Indigenes By Suspected Herdsmen
The 10 exhumed bodies of farmers reportedly killed by herdsmen in Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North council area of Delta state, were on Thursday, finally laid to rest.
The ceremony, which was conducted amidst tears and curses, took place in Agadama, one of the affected communities.
The deceased were laid in white caskets while a brief Christian service was held in their honour.
Nine were buried in a central tomb built for the victims few metres away from the Agadama Secondary School while one of the deceased, who hailed from Ofoni, an Urhobo community in Bayelsa State, was taken home after the service for burial.
Dozens of sympathisers, including youths, were said to have crowded the Ughelli Central Hospital morgue, where the victims had been deposited for autopsy analysis.
The autopsy, which affirmed that they were shot dead by herdsmen, was reportedly conducted on the bodies at about 10:45am.
Persons suspected to be herdsmen had attacked five communities in Uwheru kingdom mid February, killing and burning 10 farmers in the shallow graves.
Among the victims buried were Dennis Itoje, Philip Emesharueke, Arhiakpore Steven, Oghenekparobo Emmanuel, Andrew Itiroghene Useh, Ochuko Ovwanre, Samson Coach Ogheneoruese, Kotor Boy, Abura Ejuweyere and Freeborn Isreal.
A delegation of the apex socio-cultural body of the Urhobo people worldwide, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), attended the ceremony.
The people of the kingdom took swipes on the Federal government and security agencies for treating herdsmen attacks on their communities lightly.
Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof Patrick Muoboghare, decried the killing of the victims by herdsmen, stating that their kinsmen can no longer go to their farm lands owing to the onslaught.
According to him, the arm-wielding herdsmen, who killed the deceased farmers were Fulani herdsmen from Mali, Chad and other parts of Africa.
He urged the Federal Government to ensure that the herdsmen were evacuated from their communities to enable their farmers return to their means of livelihood.
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