Says Disregard MEND Call, They are faceless Group.
WARRI _ The Convener of Ijaw Unity Conference and leader of the ljaw Youths Political Alliance, Comrade Ellington Bakumor has called on President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief. Timipre Sylva to reappoint the current Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote for another term, stressing that he has performed creditably well based on the numerous feasible achievements on ground in the past four years.
Comr. Ellington who also double as the Deputy leader of the Egbesu Brotherhood made the call in Warri on Monday through Press Statement a copy of which was made available to Coastal Times News, said Engr. Wabote laudable projects as well as massive youths empowerment training programmes across the Niger Delta as scored him pass for another term in office. He deserved our commendation rather than some calls from a faceless group seeking for his head cut off.
Comrade Ellington stated that barely five years for the establishment of NCDMB under the effective administration of Engr. Wabote, he has completed the 17-story building headquarters of the office complex in Yenagoa. He had successfully trained hundreds of youths, most of whom have been employed within and outside the country, and all these achievements translate to employment generation for Niger Delta youths. He however, called on President Buhari and Chief. Timipre Sylva to reappoint Engr. Wabote for second term, noting that Niger Deltans are comfortable with his administration.
The statement Reads,
“The Convener of the Ijaw Unity conference, deputy leader of the Egbesu brotherhood and leader of the Ijaw Youths Political Alliance Comrade Ellington Bakumor endorses the serving executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMD) for reappointment.
Sometimes ago in 2018 we launched a campaign to support the Ijaw agenda ensuring that our sons and daughters of Ijaw nation are found in every strata of Government ensuring that Ijaw is not left out in the scheme of things in the Country Nigeria given the fact that Nigeria feeds on our Oil, and Other Natural resources found in our region , we also launched a campaign at the same time to make sure we pressure Government to also sack Ijaw leaders who are not doing well and replaced them with other capable hands from Ijaw too which we succeeded in most of them . We have in the same vein observed the person of Engr Wabote in managing the NCDMD, and so far so good it has been nothing less than great and commendable with positive reports and testimonies coming from his office.
we were shocked upon seeing some “supposed” publications from MEND and other faceless groups , it is not a secret that MEND no longer exists , and Jomo Gbomo is long dead , we also know that there are certain elements seeking their personal and selfish gain and always opposing whatever doesn’t benefit them directly .
We want to call on the Minister of State petroleum Our leader Timipere Sylva to ignore such calls, that Neither MEND or Jomo Gbomo exists, that Engr Wabote has been the best hands handling that office at this time, and that majority of Ijaw Youths, Ijaw leaders and even Ex Mend generals are solidly behind Engr Wabote”