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NDDC Sole Administrator: Urhobo Youths Threaten To Block East-West Road

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Foremost Urhobo Youths under the auspices of Urhobo Youth Leaders Council (UYLC), led by Comrade Lucky Emonefe have declared their readiness to shut down the East West Road and all access to Federal Govt parastatal in the region over the continued refusal of the Federal Government to put in place a substantive board for the commission.

Ace News reports that the Urhobo Nation which is the fifth largest ethnic nationality in Nigeria and an oil producing nation with her youths drawn from all the clans of the Urhobo Nation also frowned at the politics ongoing within the NDDC board and in the presidency at the detriment of the people of the Niger Delta and the Urhobos’ in particular.

In a press release made available to newsmen in Jos, National Coordinator of the Urhobo Youth Leaders Council, Comrade Lucky Emonefe said, the foremost youth body warned that the planned showdown of the East West Road on 5th January, 2021 is to officially register the body’s displeasure over the recent appointment of a Sole Administrator to manage the affairs of the Commission which is an aberration and deviating from the aims for which the commission was established.

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They further warned that until President Buhari corrects himself from the error in judgement and put in place a substantive board that will fast track development in the Niger Delta Region as enshrined in the NDDC Act; the shutdown is inevitable.

The statement reads that the “The Urhobo Youths have vowed to legitimately push for their right until the right thing is done.”

Furthermore, they advised “Mr. President to hearken to the demands of the region’s stakeholders and Governors of the South South by putting in place a substantive NDDC board and not a sole administrator for NDDC.” Saying Niger Delta is too sensitive a region to gamble with.

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