- Youths from the Niger Delta region are set to hold a conference
- The youths will deliberate on agitations rocking the country
- Through the gathering, they are expected to have a consensus position on the issue of restructuring
Youth leaders in the Niger Delta region have concluded plans to hold a conference over the agitation for Biafra and restructuring of the country.
The youth leaders are expected to come with a position that will serve as the blue print of the region's demand in the scheme of things in the country.
The gathering which is expected to hold in Port Harcourt was to have been informed by the current agitations rocking the country, Vanguard reports.
Mr. Moses Siasia, chairman of the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum and former governorship candidate in Bayelsa state said the meeting will also address internal issues in the region.
His statement read: “60 carefully selected young leaders across the Niger Delta will be meeting in Port Harcourt next week over the calls for the immediate restructuring of the country by prominent Nigerians and geopolitical groups on the basis of a growing national consensus to redefine the connections that bind the country and the disturbing hate comments from many groups.
“The roundtable meeting was born out of the current national discourse on the need to restructure the country and redefine our existence as a people.
“The meeting will also address internal issues in the region, such as the need for political leaders who are occupying public trust to be more accountable to the people. It will fashion out economic solutions that will aid the much needed growth and development in the Niger Delta so that those who are into productive ventures in the society would be encouraged with the aim of moving out of the old order, where miscreants are celebrated.”
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NAIJ.com had reported that the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has reacted to the quit notice issued by Arewa youths to Igbo living in the north, describing it as a treasonable offence.
In a statement signed by a member of the central working committee, Dr. Alfred Mulade, PANDEF said the statement of the youths was more treasonable than the charges levied against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and that serious action should be taken by security operatives.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of a retired major general comparing the Biafra agitation to the Niger Delta issue.