The leadership of the Abua-Odual/Engenni-Ogbogolo Special Chapter of the foremost Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, vehemently condemn the unprofessional acts by the Security Operatives sent to Amassoma by the Bayelsa State Government that has led to the killing of Ijaw youths and the destruction of properties in the community.

Chairman of the Special Chapter, Comr. Sokari G. Sokari, express total dismay over the draconian manner the Bayelsa State Government led by Governor Seriake Dickson is handling the minor conflict that can easily be settled with the so-called sack staffers and the increase in fees in the Niger Delta University which has now led to the loss of lives of Ijaw youths and the aftermath effects in the families of the bereaved and the entire community.

According to Sokari Bayelsa state government should understand the importance of NDU to the people of Ijaw and other ethnic nationalities in Niger Delta and not just to Bayelsa State. There have been series of loggerheads between landlords of universities and the government. Former president Goodluck Jonathan with university of Lagos and Governor Nyesom Wike with Rivers state polytechnic, just a mere change of name caused a major uproar, both governments at various levels and time resolved and find an ending solution.

It is surprising that small homogeneous state as Bayelsa cannot solve issues amicably, instead resorting to intimidation and suppression the same fate we suffer in Nigeria as minority.

He frowned at the lack of sincerity on the part of the government towards restoring peace to the lingering crises in the state own University. He reiterated that, there is nowhere in the world that, reforms are carried out in the manner Governor Dickson is caring out the reforms in Bayelsa State, that the whole exercise is not in conformity with the civil service regulations, he therefore called on the government to trade with caution.

He berates the way some leaders in government forgets their roots and how they came into position of leadership, as they in turns put pains to those who work for them to attain such height in their life.

Comrade Sokari, commiserate with the families who have lost their loved ones and the Amassoma community, and assured them that, the labours of late Alamieseigha will never be vain, that his spirit even in grave will fight and speak for them, even as our Elders can no more stand out to speak for justice.

He concluded that the Ijaw Youth in the Special Chapter will stand shoulder to Shoulder with the Amassoma Youth at all time.

Written by:
Kingsley Uche
For: Bayelsa State Media

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