Western Zone leadership of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), comprising of Delta, Edo and Ondo States have described the death of late Chief Dr. S. Y Mamamu as a colossal loss to Ijaw nation.
This was contained in a statement signed and circulated to newsmen by Chairman of the Western Zone IYC, Dr. Doubra Collins Okotete, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide earlier today.
The statement reads in full below:
September 11, 2021
Chief mamamu’s demise: a colossal loss to Ijaw Nation.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western Zone receives with utmost shock the demise of foremost activist, leader and elder statesman of repute, Chief S.Y. Mamamu who died at the age of 91.
The IYC commiserates with His Royal Majesty Couple Markson Oromoni, Mobene III, The Pere Amaokosu of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, the people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, particularly to the deceased’s family.
We believe Chief Mamamu pristine contributions will stand the test of time. Hence, we urge the family and the people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom to emulate the deceased’s good virtues, and take pride in his agitation for restructuring, resource control, as well as his commitment to peace and the stability of the the Niger Delta.
The IYC is really devastated by this unfortunate development because the wise counsel of our father is needed, in a time the Niger Delta is going through a lot of challenges with regard to the Petroleum Industry Act, and of course the environmental crisis that have depleted our livelihood as Ijaw people. This is a sad day for Ijaw Nation, and a setback to the conversation of restructuring, we therefore, appeal for unity and oneness in Ijaw Nation.
Dr. Doubra Collins Okotete,
Chairman IYC Western Zone