N’Delta youths issue NDDC 7-day ultimatum over water…


By Emma Amaize

YENAGOA- YOUTHS of Niger Delta, on Thursday, gave the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a seven-day ultimatum to commence payment to youths and other beneficiaries cutting across oil-producing communities in the region, who executed water hyacinth contracts, an empowerment scheme of the interventionist agency, to avoid needless commotion in the region.

N’Delta youths

The youths, speaking under the auspices of the 21st Century Youths of the Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, urged the Professor Nelson Branbayefa- led NDDC Board “to do the needful and immediately commence the payment for the water hyacinth jobs before it leads to another unnecessary youth restiveness, loss of lives and properties in the Niger Delta region.”

Leader of the group, self-styled “General” Izon Ebi, in a statement, asserted, “ The water hyacinth job is the only little muscle thrown to the youths of the Niger Delta as a yearly empowerment scheme, which is their right and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper