Edo: IYC Writes Governor Obaseki On Establishment Of Vocational Centres In Riverine Area

By Binebai Princewill

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western Zone has written His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State on the need to establish  vocational centres in the riverine part of the state, particularly the Ijaw axis to enable them have sense of belonging in the Government. 

The Ijaw Youth Council made the request via a letter addressed to the Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, copying the Edo State commissioner for Education, a copy of which was obtained by The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide earlier today. 

In the statement signed by the trio of Dr Doubra Collins Okotete, Chairman Western Zone IYC,  Omaghomi Olu-Derimon, Secretary Western Zone and Comr. Lugard Izoukumo, information officer, Western, the trio had pleaded with the Governor and all other critical stakeholders in the Edo State Government to ensure that the Vocational Centres are established in the riverine part of the state. 

The letter reads in full below:

His Excellency 

Governor Godwin Obaseki 

Goverment House 


Benin City 


Request For Establishment Of Vocational Centers In Riverine Part Of Edo State. 

First, The Ijaw youth Council Western Zone, a social cultural organisation  comprising Delta, Edo and Ondo States  would  want to thank you Immensly for the 500 kva generator set gifted to Gelegele community, it gladens our hearts fulfilling the promise you  made while you enroute Inikorogha to Gelegele through the water ways, while we await for other promises you made on that faithful day, which includes, the Edo  state maritime campus Gelegele, a landing Jetty at inikorogha, the Udo, Inikorogha, Ofunama road  and the provision of boats for water transportation along our waterways, which we trust God, you will also fufill in due course. 

Sir, our main rational for writing you this letter is to humbly request and strongly appeal that out of the numbers of the vocational schools you want to establish across the state, that you put into  consideration one each in the  riverine terrain of Ovia south west, Ovia north east and Ikpoba okha where there is no any form of higher or tertial institutions. 

Considering the fact that vocational centers or schools are like semi higher institutions, if sighted in our areas will boost the social economy part of our terrain, fast track development, reduce crime drastically and  add  value to the riverine terraine that previous administrations has  neglected abinitio. 

Sir, in doing this, you would have restored the confidence of our people,  Value to our children and youths, create social awarenes, Hope to the next generation and most especially Education to our door steps which we will never take for granted. 

Thanks as we anticipate your positive and favourable response.

Dr Doubra Collins Okotete.

Chairman Wester Zone 

Omaghomi Olu-Derimon

Secretary Western Zone

Comr. Lugard Izoukumo 

Information Officer, Western Zone 

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