The Western Zone Structure of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has faulted the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for giving ultimatum to Chief. (Barr) Allen Onyema, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airline. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.
The revered group cautioned IPOB to focus on their agitation rather than issuing an ultimatum to a reputable Nigerian businessman that needs to be supported and encouraged.
The IYC described the ultimatum as unpatriotic, stressing that Igbos, Easteners, Niger Deltans needs to support themselves rather than betraying themselves openly.
In a statement signed on behalf of the Ijaw Youths in Western Zone, Dr. Comr. Doubra Collins Okotete, Chairman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western Zone, he said the Air Peace boss ought to be seen as an harbinger of hope to Nigerians rather than this attack on his person and business umpire, maintaning that he has impacted lives positively across Niger Delta, Nigeria, Africa and the World at large.
The statement reads in below:
STOP THE ATTACK ON BARR. ALLEN ONYEMA & HIS BUSINESS INTEREST …..IJAW PEOPLE CAUTIONS IPOB, CALL ON THE ELITE, TRADITIONAL RULERS, GOVERNORS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND YOUTHS IN THE EAST TO CALL TO ORDER THE IPOB LEADERSHIP AND THEIR ALLIES TO STOP FURTHER ATTACK ON BARR ALLEN ONYEMA AND ANY OTHER NIGERIANS WHO HAS THE INTEREST OF NIGERIA AT HEART.
~~ IJAW YOUTHS CONDEMN IPOB 16 Oct to December deadline that nobody should fly Air peace ..
~~BARR ALLEN DESERVES COMMENDATION RATHER THAN BLACKMAIL FROM THE IPOB
The Leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western Zone (Delta, Edo & Ondo States) has frowned at the incessant attack and blackmail on Barr. Allen Onyema just to pull him down, we cautioned IPOB to appreciate what they have rather than threading on the part of destruction.
Barr. Allen Onyema though hails from Anambra State, was born in Benin city, Grew up in Benin and majorly Warri hence, he is a Warri boy and an employer of labour across the Nigerian Nation and beyond before he became the CEO of Air Peace.
He should be commended and encouraged for his role in quelling youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region in 2009 as well as developing the initial template that ushered in the Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria, he is the founder of Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN) and chairman of Air Peace Nigeria, Chief Allen Onyema deserves respect from his kinsmen and tribe rather than the uneccessary attack from IPOB.
We are not against the agitation for Biafra Republic but trying to destroy someone who is a major employer of labour and a major contributor to not only the Delta Region but the world at large is a misnormal and should be discouraged by any means necessary.
Today, the entire country is enjoying the fruit of what Barr Allen Onyema did for the region hence honour should be given to whom honour is due.
It is also pertinent to unequivocally state that Barr. Allen is not just an Igbo man. He as a Niger Delta son has contributed to the development of Nigeria and the Niger Delta region at large.
Therefore, we are using this medium to call on the elites, political class, traditional rulers, governors, religious leaders and youth leaders from the Eastern flank to call IPOB to order in order to focus on thier agitation rather than trying to blackmail and smear the name of a young man and his business that has touched lives positively and making Nigeria proud before the international communities.