Enwono-Abasi Elisha.

Youth from Oro nation have declared support to the interim administration of NDDC led by Barr. Effiong Akwa and supervised by the Minister of NDDC, Sen. Godswil Akpabio; suing for the enforcement of forensic auditing and its report.

This happened earlier today when the youth wing of Oro nation embarked on peaceful protest at NDDC office, Uyo.

Leading the protest, the International President of Oro Union Youth Wing, 001 Ulap Uwe Akan said the protest was eminent to set the records straight that an Oro indigene deserves support from their brothers in the Niger Delta region. He said this was to reciprocate the support Oro people have been giving other tribes who held leadership positions in past in the commission.

He added that their son Barr. Effiong Akwa deserves support and encouragement to man NDDC to full term.

“We in Oro nation must support Barr. Effiong Akwa to succeed and record giant strides in the Niger Delta. Elders and the youth of Oro are here to pledge total support to the leadership at the centre and its position to enforcing forensic auditing,” 001 Ulap Akan Use said.

Oro nation urged their brothers of the Ijaw extraction to desist from actions which might harm the general good of Akwa Ibom State and the people of the Niger Delta region.

In the same vein, Chief Paulo Akaiso who represented the Oro elders said there is no need for the agitation of the Ijaw extraction of the state to call for the dissolution of the interim committee. He said it is pertinent that Ijaw youth recognise the cord that tied them with Oro nation and there should not be actions that will sabotage that peaceful coexistence.

Another stakeholders of the area, Mr. Victor Mathew said Oro youth should support the implementation of the forensic auditing so records could be set straight that an Akwa son stood his grounds to execute justice in the commission.

The Spoke person of Oro Union Youth Wing, Mr. Patrick EdeKe said there is need for forensic auditing to institute sanity in NDDC system and Akwa Ibom people should not be those opposing their own.

However, some of the inscriptions on the placards displayed read; “The President’s Decision on NDDC is Right.”; “The Sole Administrator of NDDC is committed to deliver infrastructural development.”; “Stop Tribal Sentiment when Development is at stake.”; “NDDC belongs to all Niger Deltans, no one is superior.”

Still part of the inscriptions read; “Oro nation condemns disruption of forensic audit by Ibeno people.”; “The decision of the President must be respected.”; and “Akwa Ibom is oil producing state.”



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