Ijaw youths objects appointments of sole administrators in NDDC, presidential amnesty

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, have called for the appointment of substantive heads in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and the Presidential Amnesty Programme to drive the development agenda for the people of the region.

The group made this known as it staged a peaceful demonstration along the East-West Road on Monday, stressing that it has lost confidence in the ongoing forensic audit of the NDDC.

The group took over the East-West road quite early to express their displeasure and drive home their positions on appointments into the NDDC as well as the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

The group said there will more protests in the coming days if the Federal Government fails to yield to their demands.

Earliar, following the appointment of Effiong Akwa, as the new interim administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a group called Patriotic Youth Organisation of Nigeria had filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja asking it to declare a nullity the appointment.

The group identified in the case as the Plaintiff, averred that the appointment violates Sections 2, 3, 4, and 12 of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (Establishment) Act.

They prayed the court to declare the appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari null and void.

Also joined in the suit as defendants are the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the Senate, and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.

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