By Rejoice Egbaseimokumor

Spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill has started that the three days Climate Reality Leadership Training In Accra, Ghana is another eye opener for council and the Ijaw people.

The IYC Spokesman made the remark yesterday in Ghana at the International Conference Centre, Accra shortly after the programme while speaking with The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.

Binebai Yerin Princewill while appreciating Sir Jonathan Lokpobiri Snr, President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide for building a more formidable and united IYC had also thanked the Managing Director (MD) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Dr, Sam Ogbuku for releasing funds to enable council attend the three days programme.

However, Princewill explained that the knowledge gotten from the programme tagged ” Climate Reality Project ” for which former vice President of the United States of America, Al Gore and other African leaders who spoke on the dangers of Fossil fuel and Climate Change is no doubt a rare opportunity for council as they also suggested some solutions to mitigate the negative effect of climate change.

Princewill asserted that the move is in line with the vision of the 9th NEC of Council under the capable leadership of Sir Jonathan Lokpobiri Snr to Internationalize the Ijaw Struggle for a better living condition in the Nigerian State laced with our quest for resource control and self determination.

Spokesman Binebai maintained that the level of environmental hazard caused by gas flare and oil exploration activities in the region over the years has no doubt made the Niger Delta man an endangered specie.

The Spokesman of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Binebai had particularly called on African leaders, particularly the Nigerian government to invest heavily on solar renewable energy for a more cleaner, safer, greener and better environment.

He continued that the Climate Crisis is a serious war that stakeholders must collectively fight against as it comes with a lot of negative challenges on the lives of our people.

“The Niger Delta environment, particularly the Ijaw areas have suffered a lot from oil spillage to gas flare. The Ogoni spill is nothing compared to what our Ijaw people are passing through in the Niger Delta region “. Princewill added.

Nevertheless, Binebai asserted that while Council will develop a working document and will take a position regarding the next line of action on climate change, he had appreciated the Ijaw people for their continued support for the 9th NEC under Sir, Jonathan Lokpobiri Snr.

Speaking further, Yerin had hinted that after Ghana, President Jonathan Lokpobiri had led another council delegation to Kenya, Nairobi for another UNEP programme on Plastic Pollution.

Meanwhile, the Spokesman had assured the Ijaw people that the 9th NEC will continue to add more value to council and will always fashion out ways to negotiate a better deal for our people.