Panic as IYC protests alleged plan to extend tenure of NDDC board
Hundreds of Ijaw Youth Congress, IYC, members, yesterday, stormed the head office of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, protesting alleged Federal Government’s plan to extend the tenure of the current board of the commission.
The youths, with placards bearing different inscriptions, such as ‘Ijaw Nation Rejects NDDC tenure extension,’ ‘
End the Corruption in NDDC now’, ‘We demand adherence to the existing NDDC rotation policy,’ moved from Polo Club in Government Reverse Area, GRA, to barricade the commission’s office on Aba-Port Harcourt express.
Speaking, President of IYC, Pereotubo Oweilaemi, urged the FG to reject any attempt by the current management of NDDC to secure the extension of their stay in office. Oweilaemi said that the move to extend the tenure of the current board was against the policy of rotation, which is contained in the act that established the NDDC, adding that any attempt to extend the tenure will cause another round of crisis in the Niger Delta region. Vanguard