By Bassey Anthony, Uyo
1000’s of youths on Friday staged a peaceable protest alongside the Ikot Abasi -Port Harcourt portion of the East-West highway in Akwa Ibom State.
The youths demanded the place of Govt Director Finance and Administration within the Interim Administration Committee(IMC) of the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC).
The place was occupied by Mr. Ibanga Etang, an Akwa Ibom indigene, who died not too long ago reportedly from COVID-19.
The youths, led by chairman of Involved Youths of Akwa Ibom and his vice, George Eduok and Theophilus Akpan respectively pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to interchange the late Etang with an Akwa Ibom indigene.
Eduok. who’s the chairman of the group, appreciated Buhari for appointing Senator Godswill Akpabio as Niger Delta Affairs minister overseeing the NDDC.
He, nevertheless, maintained that justice, honest play and fairness can be achieved if the President replaces Etang with an Akwa Ibom particular person contemplating the standing of the state because the primary oil producing state within the nation.
In addition they handed a vote of confidence on the IMC of the NDDC, describing it as centered and capable of ship on its mandate to remodel the Niger Delta area.
“We categorical our honest gratitude to President Buhari for appointing our kinsman, Senator Godswill Akpabio as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
“Akpabio’s supervisory position within the NDDC has led to infrastructural explosion as might be seen in huge highway building, water tasks and the resuscitation of deserted tasks throughout the state for many years.
“As a lot as we grateful to Mr. President we additionally use this chance and medium to enchantment to him to permit the IMC full it’s tenure to allow them to ship on the continued tasks, ” he mentioned.