- Niger Delta Youths To Meet Over Biafra, restructuring
A group, Young Professionals Forum, has called on youths in the Niger Delta to unite in order to determine the future of the region, in view of the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra for an independent eastern region.
According to the chairman of the forum, Moses Siasia, young leaders across the Niger Delta region will meet in Port Harcourt, Rivers State next week to discuss the position of the region on restructuring and other agitations in the country.
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In a statement issued on Saturday, Siasia, a former Bayelsa State governorship aspirant, said, “This meeting is a product of the current national discourse on restructuring and IPOB’s call for an independent state of Biafra. Hence, those of us who are seen as trustees of prosperity in the Niger Delta want to look inwards towards building a self-sufficient and sustainable region.”
Siasia added that the meeting would address internal issues in the region, such as the need for political leaders who occupy public office to be more accountable to the people.
The meeting is also expected to fashion out economic solutions that will stimulate growth and development in the Niger Delta.