IYC disowns president over calls to sack NDDC committee


By Okungbowa Aiwerie, Asaba

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has rebutted calls by its president urging President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

IYC President Timothy Igbifa, on Tuesday, demanded for the sack of the Prof. Daniel Pondei-led IMC board. He said what the people  need is a substantive board.

Igbifa also accused the IMC of not being in touch with the people, saying there is a big disconnect between the board and the people.

But a statement by IYC Secretary, Ebilade Ekerefe, debunked Igbifa’s stance as personal and not representing Ijaw youths.

Ekerefe noted that the position of Ijaw youths is reflected in the recent seven-point demand presented by the Southsouth Governors during the last stakeholders meeting held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to him, sponsors of the purported report should urge President Buhari to focus on increasing funding for…



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