By Ndu Samuel
The Ijaw Youth Council, (IYC), Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom has commended the Executive chairman of Warri South West Local government Hon. Duke Tuoyo and his Udu counterpart Hon. Jite Brown for their effort in initiating peace moves between warring Aladja and neighbouring Ogbe-Ijoh communities of Delta State.
The apex Ijaw youth body noted that the council chairmen have demonstrated uncommon passion for peace, unity and development of the communities under them through their conscious effort in initiating processes that will usher in peace between the two communities.
Comr. Smart Okosu, Chairman Ijaw Youth Council, IYC Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom who spoke on behalf of the group said they so much appreciated the fatherly role the two council chairmen played in getting all contending issues resolved.
He said, ”As the Executive chairman in council, presiding over today’s first excos meeting of the year, we thank and appreciate the Executive Chairman,Warri South West Local Government, Hon.Taiye Tuoyo Duke and his counterpart in Udu local government areas, Hon.Jite Brown for their effective peace process.”
”As peaceful youth Organization, we will always support your move of peace forever.”
”Meanwhile,we also urge both of you as the leading chairmen to carryout very wide proper consultative meeting with all stakeholders in different categories of this communities for permanent peace to reign.”
While also appreciating the traditional rulers from the two communities for their timely intervention and efforts towards calming fray nerves, he noted that their effort at building peace shows that they are true peace ambassadors whose leadership qualities and knack for crises free society is worthy of emulation.
He also thank the administrative body of both communities for agreeing to give peace a chance, ”IYC appreciates your good work and encourage you not to relent in promoting peaceful co-existence among yourselves” He said