Just In: Ijaw Youths Shutdown NDDC Headquarters

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Just In: Ijaw Youths Shutdown NDDC Headquarters

Protesting Ijaw youths in their hundreds have shutdown the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission {NDDC} located around the Eastern By-Pass, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The protesters, under the aegis of the Ijaw Youths Council {IYC}, numbering over 700, all dressed in the council’s uniform, hoisted the Green-Red-Blue IYC flag in front of the commission’s secretariat, preventing any human and vehicular entry.

The protesting Ijaw youths also mounted two tents in front of the main entrance of the newly-commissioned complex, singing and dancing to solidarity songs.

Speaking during the protest, the Assistant Secretary of IYC, Eastern Zone, Ibiso Harry, said the action was directed by the IYC President, Peter Igbifa, following the expiration of the deadline given to the Federal Govermment to constitute a substantive board for the NDDC.

Though a team of policemen with security vehicles were spotted at the complex monitoring the protesting youths, the protesters vowed to remain there until the NDDC board was inaugurated.

 

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