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Prof Okaba, Amb Agediga, to Present Keynote Addresses at Maiden Mega Ijaw Summit



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Professor Benjamin Okaba, the President of Ijaw National Congress will deliver a keynote address at the maiden Mega Ijaw Summit.

The summit organized by the Dr Doubra Okotete-led Western Zone Ijaw Youth Council in collaboration with the youth and Conflict Resolution Initiative (YCRI), is billed to hold on November 25, at the KFT Event Centre, Warri, Delta State.

Also, Amb. (Dr) Shedrack Agediga, the Executive Director for Planning, Research, and Statistics on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, will be rendering a keynote speech.

The event themed “THE IJAW NATION AND THE WAY FORWARD: THE ROLE OF THE YOUTH,” will also feature a keynote speech by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali Ari.


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According to the Lugard Izoukumor, the Information Officer of IYC Western Zone, the event is “part of its commitment to advance the socioeconomic and sociopolitical progress of the Ijaw Nation, and to address the barriers of conflicts and give a framework to the trajectory of governance that will, in turn, culminate into development in our environment.

“The summit also aims at facilitating the harmonious relationship between stakeholders, Ijaw political leaders, and Ijaw youths to chart a collective path for sustainable development and for investors to have the confidence to invest in our areas.

“The summit will involve leaders from all works of life, Ijaw traditional rulers, Ijaw political leaders from the federal, state and local government across the Ijaw local government areas in Delta State, religious leaders and selected youth leaders across the eighteen (18) Ijaw kingdoms in Delta State.


“Also worthy to mention is that the program will feature an interactive session between Ijaw leaders and Ijaw youths, which will foster unity, map out strategic ideas and proffer far-reaching recommendations moving ahead. The general public, particularly Ijaw youths are hereby urged to attend this one-day summit that will encourage a new dimension towards sustainable development in Ijaw Nation.”

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