INC Announce Constitution Of Political Engagement Council To Advance Ijaw Interest Politically

                            PRESS RELEASE

The President of the Ijaw National Congress Prof Benjamin Ogele Okaba has on behalf of the NEC and Congress of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality, announced the Constitution of Political Engagement Council.

Membership:

1. President of Congress (Chairman)

2. All NEC Members

3. Three (3) Nominees from each zone

4. One (1) nominee from each chapter

5. One (1) nominee from each recognized Ijaw Association

Terms of Reference:

1. To aggregate Ijaw National interest

2. To promote Ijaw National interest

3. To negotiate with Presidential candidates of the various political parties

4.To lobby Presidential candidates for a review of the allocations for Host communities

5.To lobby for the restructuring of Nigeria on the principal of true federalism

6. To lobby for creation of more Ijaw states

7. To lobby for any other interest of the Ijaw Nation as it may be.

In the same vein, the President further inaugurated 13-man contact sub-committee at the occasion of the Central Zone Town Hall/ Sensitization meeting held on the 24th of September 2022 at the Ijaw House Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The committee is made up of :

 I. Atamuno  Atamuno  (Chairman)

II.Barr Alaowei B.C Bozimo   
                              III. Chief Timi Alaibe

IV.  Dr. Week Doodei

V. Chief (Arc) Amagbe D. Kentebe                     
 VI. Chief P.Y Biakpara

VII. Pastor Ifie Bribena

VIII. Barr Mrs Bomo Fetepigi

IX. Annkio Briggs

X. Dr. (Mrs) Rose Oboforibo

 XI. Barr. D.I Kekemeke

 XII. Prince Ebitimi Amgbare

XIII. Sam Oruopa           (Secretary)

Terms of Reference :

– To make contact with the relevant political leaders, Organizations/Political parties

–  To report to the political engagement committee  

2.0 Terms of engagement:

The following are issues of the Ijaw interest to be discussed with the Presidential candidates of the various political parties:

I. Restructuring of the governance structure of the Nigerian state

 II.Resources control

III. To review the Petroleum industry act

 IV. To address issues of environmental and Ecological destruction mated by fossil oil exploration activities, ocean surge and shoreline erosion

V. Creation of more states for the Ijaw Nation

VI.Implementation of the NDDC Act and constitute proper board of the NDDC

VII. Release of the statutory allocation due to the NDDC from inception to date

VIII. Proper funding of the presidential Amnesty Programme  
 
 
Signed
 
Engr Ezonebi Oyakemeagbegha
National Publicity Secretary
Ijaw National Congress (INC)

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