President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to go about his proposed
revocation of oil wells and marginal fields in the Niger Delta region
in a manner that the region will not be shortchanged.
A statement signed by national president Niger Delta Youth Movement,
NDYM, Comrade Joe Jackson and the Secretary, Comrade Amakuro Isaac
said the revocation exercise should be done in a way that would not
trigger bitter feelings and crises in the region and other parts of
The youths further enjoined management of the Niger Delta Development
Commission, NDDC to commence a youth empowerment program to
productively engage youths in the region, adding that governors of the
nine member states of the commission should work with the commission
for it to achieve a greater result in the development of the region.
We urge the 9 state Governors of the Region to synergize with the
Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Niger
Delta Development Commission NDDC and other Agencies in the Presidency
for the overall development of the Niger Delta Region.
As a matter of urgent importance, we call on the management of the
NDDC to put up Youth Empowerment Programmes for the purpose of
engaging the youths of the Region as well as strengthening the
relationship between the youths and the Commission.
While commending the Commission for the Water Hyacinth Project, we
call for the implementation of other laudable empowerment programmes
that were hitherto suspended, the ground.