Abuja - Niger Delta youths have been urged to
desist from any acts of violence and vandalism when expressing their
grievances, instead, they should engage in peaceful dialogue.
Niger Delta State minister of internal affairs, Godsday
Peter Orubebe, said the youths should adopt peaceful means in registering their
grievances with government whenever they felt aggrieved by government policies
instead of embarking on destructive and violent actions.
Orubebe made these remarks when he welcomed members of
the Niger Delta Youth Movement (NDYM) to his office, led by its President,
Ajulisan Akumagba paid a courtesy at his office.
"The gathering of these young professionals to see me, my
colleague and the Management of the Ministry is highly encouraging.
"No one can regard them as hooligans. I salute your
vision for assembling reasonable and formidable group of this nature, I am
quite impressed. I enjoy in you to be good examples of Niger Delta youths”, he
He said his ministry would partner, collaborate and
support the youth group on any matter aimed at enhancing peaceful co-existence
of the people of Niger Delta state.
He urged the youths to shun violent means of achieving
reasonable demands, instead, they should support the collaborative
developmental efforts of the Ministry to move the Niger Delta forward.
Orubebe said for peaceful development to be achieved, he
called upon the youths to have commitment and strategic planning.
He also pledged the need for the youths to develop a
frame work that would capture various programmes and activities of interest
where the youths can participate and be meaningfully engaged.
- CAJ News