RELOCATE NIGERIA OIL BLOCKS LICENSE TO THE OWNERS IF NIGER DELTA BREAK AWAY NIGERIA WILL CEASE TO EXIST __IYC PRESIDENT

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Nigeria ceases to exist if Niger Delta breaks away – IYC president

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By Egbemavoice

President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Barrister Pereotubo Oweilaemi, has said that it is imperative that the Niger Delta region should be given their place in the Nigeria project, noting that any day Niger Delta decides not to be part of Nigeria, there won’t be Nigeria again.

The IYC president’s views followed the marginalisation and the ill treatment by the federal government which only takes the oil wealth out of the region for the development of other states and regions while the regions gloats in poverty, hunger and underdevelopment.

Oweilaemi who spoke to journalists in Warri, said: “We want to be given recognition, we want to be treated well as citizens of the great nation. We expect the president to respect the wishes of the Niger Delta people.

“We expect Buhari to give oil blocks to Niger Delta and Ijaw people. There can’t be oil well in my mother’s backyard and you say I’m not the owner. We are oppressed, we are harassed, we are intimidated in the Niger Delta.”

Though there are two factions of the IYC presidency, Oweilaemi said his election was most expensive, noting that 20 years down the line, this is the first time IYC is having a lawyer as its president.

Answering a question on his next plan after the tenure as IYC president, he said: “I don’t want to tell you where I will be after IYC. However, nobody can stop where I am going. I know where I am going. I will go to another place after IYC.”

He said his greatest challenge is to put Ijaw people together as one, adding that he would want to be remembered for uniting Ijaw people and sustaining peace in the Ijaw bearing communities in the Niger Delta region.

On the social aspect of life, he said he attended primary and secondary school in Torugbene his community where he was social and sanitary prefect.

“I was very neat. I wear only white as you can see in me. Everything about me is white. I don’t get angry with people. When I get to some places that discomfort me but because of my position, I organize myself. I’m always accessible to my people

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