The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide, has referred to as on detractors and blackmailers to keep away from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, to enable him focus on realising his imaginative and prescient for the ministry.
The IYC President, Peter Timothy Igbifa, in an announcement despatched to Pegars from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday, stated Umana had proven ardour and dedication to his job of bringing improvement to the area and ought to not be distracted by mischievous people.
Igbifa stated as a substitute of attempting to pull him down by baseless, unfounded and false allegations, Umana deserved the assist of all stakeholders from the area.
He stated: “We are warning detractors and skilled blackmailers to keep away from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, to allow him focus on his imaginative and prescient for the ministry.
“Already, the minister has shown his passion and commitment to reposition the ministry and actualise its mandate for the Niger Delta. Instead of resorting to baseless and unfounded allegations fabricated to pull him down, all stakeholders in the region should support him to move the region forward.”
Igbifa stated that Umana since he assumed workplace had despatched many youths on coaching particularly in the areas of Information, Communication Technology (ICT) to create a crucial mass of entrepreneurs and employable youths in the area.
He warned youths devising varied doubtful means in an try to extort the minister utilizing the title of IYC to have a rethink saying IYC as a physique would by no means have interaction in underhand practices.
He stated: “It should not be said that youths from the Niger Delta are because of personal gains tarnishing the revered name of the IYC. We are calling on such persons to stop causing nuisance and giving us a bad name,” he added.
Igbifa appealed to Umana to stay targeted on his job to make a constructive affect in the area including that the IYC would assist him to succeed in his workplace.