Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide

Press Statement


Celebrating Igetei, A Stabilizer In Council

“No great leader emerges without facing challenges; it’s how they navigate through those challenges that define their greatness.”

In the annals of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), there emerges a towering figure whose steadfastness and unwavering commitment to the cause of the Ijaw nation have served as a beacon of hope and stability. RT Hon Bob Collins Igetei, the Speaker of the 5th Mobile Parliament of IYC embodies the essence of leadership in turbulent times.

Throughout his tenure, RT Hon Bob Collins Igetei has epitomized honesty and integrity in his actions and decisions. His reputation as a man of impeccable character has earned him the trust and respect of his peers and colleagues alike.

As a stable force amidst the storms of uncertainty, RT Hon Bob Collins Igetei has demonstrated remarkable resilience and steadfastness in upholding the values and principles of the IYC. Even in the face of adversity, he stood firm with the support of Zonal, chapter chairmen, and other stakeholders to reposition Ijaw Youth Council as acting President in their bid to ensure a successful and United transition of power to the 9th NEC of the council. He remains resolute in his commitment to the progress of the Ijaw nation.

Bob Collins Igetei’s role as a bridge builder within the IYC cannot be overemphasised. He has worked tirelessly to foster unity and harmony among diverse interests, bridging divides and forging consensus for the greater good of the Ijaw people.
His continued tenure as Speaker of the 5th Mobile Parliament has been marked by a dedication to transparency and accountability in parliamentary proceedings. RT Hon Bob Collins Igetei has ensured that the voices of all members are heard and respected, creating an inclusive and participatory legislative environment.

Under his leadership, the 5th Mobile Parliament has set an outstanding record, characterized by vibrant legislative sessions and multiple sittings within the legislative years. Igetei’s dedication to parliamentary proceedings and commitment to democratic ideals have ensured the effective functioning of the legislative arm of the IYC. His tireless efforts have not only facilitated productive discussions and deliberations but have also paved the way for the enactment of impactful policies and resolutions aimed at advancing the interests of the Ijaw people.

As a visionary leader, RT Hon Bob Collins Igetei has consistently advocated for the sustainable development and environmental preservation of the Niger Delta region. He recognizes the importance of striking a balance between economic progress and ecological sustainability. As speaker, several motions were moved for the preservation of the Eco system within the Niger delta and Nigeria.

In conclusion, RT Hon Bob Collins Igetei’s exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to the cause of the Ijaw nation serve as an inspiration to us all. His legacy as a stabilizing force within the IYC will continue to resonate for generations to come, reminding us of the power of integrity, resilience, and unity in achieving our collective aspirations for a better future.

Happy birthday and congratulations once more to an enigma. Ijaw Nation and IYC is proud of you. The Executive legislative harmony experienced by the 9th NEC of Council for which you are the Speaker of Parliament is top notch.

Amb Princewill Yerin Binebai Spokesman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide