Youths of Ijaw nation have declared their support for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of this year’s presidential election.
They said this is because of “the President’s well-meaning programs and projects in our region.”
Spokesman to Ijaw Youths Congress, IYC, Daniel Dasimaka, revealed this on Thursday.
He also enjoined all ethnic neighbours in the Niger Delta to support the path Ijaw had chosen to follow in the coming elections.
He said, “IYC urges all to join voices to that of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Prof. Charles Dokubo, to offer mass support to the President’s second term bid for resisting wrong counsels to end PAP.
“Buhari needs second term to take, to next level, key policies and projects of his administration for good of the Niger Delta such as the Ogoni Clean-up, Bonny-Bodo Road, and the Nigerian Maritime University in Okerenkoko, approved for takeoff under his watch.
“Under Buhari’s administration, we have witnessed approvals for establishment of Modular Refineries across the Niger-Delta with 38 licenses covering high-scale refineries of 50,000 to 250,000 barrels per day issued thus far.
“The administration has completed 6 Cassava Processing Plants in Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia, Ondo, Cross River and Imo states, 130 youths trained on Poultry, Aquaculture, crop production with N1 Million start up capital for each beneficiary among other empowerment programmes that are changing lives among hundreds of persons.”
He said the President has demonstrated “rare commitment to restoration of sustainable peace and security in the region and it behoves us all to support Buhari’s second term to take the commitment to the next level as we have nothing to lose supporting him.”