A traditional leader of the South-South communities in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, His Royal Majesty, Edidem Obong of Akwa Ibom, FCT, AW Udosen, has admonished the Ministers for State Petroleum and the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Amnesty, Ibe Kachikwu and Paul Boro, respectively to operate an open door policy so as to hear from all shades of opinions on the prevailing Niger Delta, youth restiveness. As it would aid to implement policies of government that will ameliorate the plight of the people, especially youths of the region.
The traditional ruler made this known recently during the end of the year get together organised by the South South Council of Elders in the FCT at his palace in Abuja, where was presented with an Award for his commitment to the development of the region especially youths, by the leadership of the Supreme Niger Delta Youth Council Worldwide, SNDYCW.
He said that his council and some other stakeholders in the Niger Delta, have written to minister for Petroleum and the S. A. on Amnesty for a visit to contribute their quota to the collective quest to rid the region of criminality, but to no avail.
Udosen added that some people within these offices are not giving them the proper advice on how to end this scourge, they thing by shielding them from stakeholders, they can end the crisis? It would only end by creating sustainable means of engaging the youth of the region and that is why we have offered to contribute our quota to ensure that the violence does not keeps repeating itself.
Udosen who also doubles as the President of the South South Council of Elders in FCT, appreciated the youth group for the Award and urged then to continue their good works and should have no reason to embrace criminality like some of their counterparts in the region.
On his part the President of SNDYCW, Comrade Newgent Ekamon, said that he was recognised because of his commitment to the development of the Niger Delta, youths, through positive engagement, adding that his group is doing all within its powers to sensitize and empower youths in the region to mitigate vandalism and restiveness.