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Laise With DSTG To Tackle.Youths’ Restivenes Through Employment, Others, CDHR Tells Udu Council Boss

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By Oguns Sammy, Warri

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Udu Unit in Udu Local Government Area, Delta State, has charged the returned Udu Local Government Area Chairman, Chief Hon Jite Brown to laise with the state government under the able leadership of Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa to create programmes to empower the youths in order to curb youths’ restivenes in the area.

This was declosed by the Coordinator of Udu Unit of CDHR, Comrade (Amb) Derrick Oritsetomasan Agberen over the weekend while speaking with newsmen in his office in Udu Road in Udu Local Government Area of the state.

The Udu Unit of CDHR boss who commanded the Udu Council boss, Chief Hon Jite Brown for his victory in the just concluded Saturday, 6th March, 2021 election spoke on various issues on how the local government can move forward in this second term in office.

Comrade (Amb) Agberen said youths’restiveness will be reduced to the barest minimum or totally eradicated if various programmes are created to capture the mind of the youths adding this way, the rate of crime such as cultism, drug abuse among social vices in the local government area would be a thing of the past.

He said: “There is need for Udu council boss to laise with the Delta State Goverment ‘through Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration to come up with several empowerment programmes to capture the heart of the youths in this region to make them desist from crimes and other related violence.”

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Comrade (Amb) Agberen said lack of empowerement programmes which employment forms a part is one of the factors that cause insecurity in the three (3) subclans namely Evwrirhe which comprises: Aladja, Ovwian, Emadadja, Egini, Obubu, Ubogo, Oleri, Oto- Udu ,Ogbe Udu, Ukpiovwin, Ugbisi, Ekrota, Ayama, Ukperheren, Owhrode,,Oboto, among others: Oniere subclan which comprises: Orho-Uwheru (Orhuwhorun), Igbogidi and DSC Township, a new town founded due to the construction of Delta Steel Company (DSC) Aladja ,Steel Township; and of course, Uheredjo subclan which comprises: Opete, Okpako and Enerhen .

The Udu Unit CDHR boss lamented that the three (3) subclans have been under one Divisional Police Station, saying, that has further made it impossible for Ovwian Aladja Divisiion with one faulty patrol van to fight crimes in the area.

He said the Udu Council boss should laise with Delta State government and Delta State Commissioner of police to create a new police station as that would help to reduce crimes in the area.

He said: “It is shameful to note that the three (3) clans are under the watch of one Division Police Station in the area and this has made crimes worse day by day’.

Comrade (Amb) Agberen also called on the Udu LGA Chairman and the community leadrs to help provide vehicle to Ovwian Aladja Police Division as this would help combat crimes in the area pending when there is vehicle for the station from the Area Command.

On the area of roads and street lights, Udu Unit CDHR Coodinator, Comrade (Amb) Agberen said Udu LGA has major road linking to all clans and villages, saying but it can’t boast of dual road compared to other local government areas of the state.

He also decried the rate marketers and traders take over the roads especially that of Ubogu Junction and Jigbale Market at Urhuwhorun Junction, saying this has led to lot traffic grid on the major roads and made the roads unaccesible as this has gone a long way to endanger lives and property which of course, the violation of human rights.

While on the street lights, Udu Unit CDHR boss said if street lights are fixed in the area, it would not only make the place beautiful but would help to expose and prevent crimes in the area.

Speaking further, Udu Unit CDHR Coodinator, Comrade (Amb) Agberen said Udu Local Government has one finest Shell Gas Plant located in Otor-Udu as well as other engineering campanies, adding that to this is the railway constructed by the federal government from Itakpe to Ajaokuta to Aladja.

He added that these opportunies can be harnessed to take the youths from streets.
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He said: “The local government Chairman and the state government should help the youths discover their talents through many available employment programmes (skills acquisition) these can curb youths’ restiveness.and go a long way in creating legacy for the government.

Comrade (Amb) Derrick Oritsetomasan Agberen, Udu Unit CDHR Coodinator

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