South-South Leaders caution Bayelsa, Ondo youths, over NDDC Chairmanship, MD positions


Prominent South-South Leaders, have issued a stark warning on Thursday, to Ondo and Bayelsa States youths, saying that, enough is enough.

The Leaders at a meeting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, said that the Bayelsa and Ondo youths campaigning for the Chairman and Managing Director positions of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), were trying to deepen the crisis in the Niger Delta region.

“These demands are capable of crippling the progress of the region”, they said.

In a statement issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the National Chairman of the South-South Front, Chief John Harry, the Leaders urged the youths to stop insulting the sensitivities of the generality of Nigerians, by demanding for the Chairman and Managing Director positions in the Commission.
“The demonstrations by some misguided youths in Port-Harcourt, Akure, and Abuja, should be seen as one of the diversionary tactics by the enemies of the Niger Delta region, to shift President Muhammadu Buhari’s attention from the NDDC Act”, the leaders added.

The Leaders, cautioned the youths against anything that could scuttle the bond among the 9 oil producing States.

“What is the legal backing or power for demanding the positions? The youths and indeed their sponsors in Abuja, Port-Harcourt, and Akure, are blind to the fact.”

The Leaders called on the youths, to support the genuine demand of Delta State for the positions.

They also urged President Buhari to purge the region of selfish manipulations and outright illegalities.

“We however, call on President Muhammadu Buhari, to look at the NDDC Act, and appoint Deltans as Chairman and Managing Director.”