Ahead of the inauguration for the successfully screened and confirmed nominees for ministerial positions in the President Muhammadu Buhari second tenure, the Ijaw Youth Council. IYC has charged the President to honour the Ijaw Nation with a substantive Minister.
The President, IYC worldwide, Comrade Pereotubo Oweilaemi Esq., made this plea in a press statement rooting for the nominee from Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva to be made an independent Minister to give the Ijaw Nation a pride of place in the affairs of the country.
The statement titled, “AHEAD OF MINISTERIAL INAUGURATION: IYC CHARGES BUHARI TO GIVE IJAW NATION A SUBSTANTIVE MINISTER”, reads below.
As President Buhari is set to inaugurate his ministers, IYC calls on our President to give the Ijaw nation a substantive ministerial portfolio. Since Chief Timipre Sylva is the only minister designate from the Ijaw nation, we expect Buhari to compensate the Ijaw people with a substantive ministry.
President Buhari should prove to be a father to all Nigerians. The Ijaw nation despite her economic importance to Nigeria has not been given her pride of place under the Buhari administration. We don’t deserve junior ministerial portfolio. Give Chief Timipre Sylva a substantive ministry with a juicy portfolio.
We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to compensate the Ijaw nation with a substantive ministry. Let him assuage the people with the feeling of distrust. Now is the time for our President to prove to Ijaw people that he is for every tribe in the Country. Timipre Sylva should therefore be given a ministry he can use to develop and empower his people. We were politically alienated by the present government in the first term. Now is the time for Buhari to accommodate every section in his Government.