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Youths demand sacking of ministers

31 March 2014, 08:38Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Hundreds of youth from the Niger Delta area have staged a protest in Warri demanding the immediate sack of the embattled Minister of Petroleum Affairs, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her counterpart at the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Patrick Abba Moro, over alleged misconduct.

While the Petroleum Minister is facing probe over her N13 billion extravagant spending on private jet trips, Moro was recently indicted in the immigration job recruitment incident that left 16 job seekers dead.

Rex Ekiugbo Anighoro led the protest rally, which was marshalled by members of the Niger Delta People Salvation Front (NDPSF) Delta/Edo Zone amongst other groups like Niger Delta Freedom Movement was led .

The  youths vowed to take their protest to the venue of the ongoing national Conference and the National Assembly in Abuja until the ministers were sacked.

They insisted that it was time for all non performing ministers and Presidential appointees to "resign, get sacked or face the full opposition of youths across Nigeria."

Ekiugbo said the two ministers were bad eggs generating negative publicity and unnecessary distraction for the Goodluck Jonathan's administration.

He stated that all the protesting youths most of whom were graduates from tertiary institutions were irrevocably and unrepentantly committed to the Jonathan administration and thus would motivate and challenge the president to perform.

"We think Diezani has misrepresented us as Niger Deltans specifically she has not shown impeccable character and virtues of integrity and humility we expected of her she has not created opportunities for our young people but has carried on arrogantly and corruptly," said Anighoro.

"So, we demand that she should go, the youths of Niger Delta has rejected her, so she must leave but if Mr. President do not heed our call we will continue to push and insist and express our displeasure," he stated.

Speaking further, Anighoro thanked the President for heeding their earlier call for the sack of the CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido, Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah and Niger Delta Minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe.

- CAJ News

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