Ijaw youths flay exclusion of Bayelsa from fed appointments

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By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA—Ijaw youths have condemned the alleged exclusion of indigenes of Bayelsa and other Niger Delta states from recent appointments by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government.

The Ijaw youths said that though President Muhammadu Buhari reserves the right to appoint anyone he deems qualified for the jobs available, the refusal to nominate indigenes of the region into the governing boards of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, as required by the federal character law, was a deliberate show of disdain for the state and the people of the region.

According to the Ijaw youths, under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,  the exclusion of Bayelsa and some Niger Delta states confirmed the fears that the current  administration was determined to sustain the  marginalisation and neglect of the people of the region.

 



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