ASABA- The Niger Delta Youth Association Worldwide has advised the Federal Government to complete the Maritime University project in Okerenkoko in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West of Delta State.
The group during a press briefing in the United Kingdom, which was attended by a member of British Parliament for Swansea East constituency, Carolyn Harris, and other notable youth leaders from the Niger Delta region, stressed the need for the Federal government to revisit the issue.
The President of the group, Comrade Victor James who advised the Federal Government to complete the Maritime University project insisted that the cancellation of the project was not in the best interest of the people of the Niger Delta region. Berating the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Ameachi for making move for the cancellation of the University.
He said; “The Maritime University in Okrekoko should not be cancelled as it will be a channel of employment and development in Niger Delta region which is the responsibility of the federal, state, local governments and multinational oil and gas companies. Also commenting on the Gbaramatu Military invasion, James called on the Federal Government to apologize to the people of Gbaramatu “because it is not only an act of aggression but an act of war by a group of administrators against an integral part of the Nigerian State”.
Calling for the probe of the invasion, he said the perpetrators including the Presidency, has no constitutional right “to declare war against a federating unit of any federation because it is devoid of logic and commonsense. “What is expected of them is to trace the real perpetrators in a professional way and not to send the military as if they were going to fight Alshabab in Somalia.
The military personnels went there to steal, killing and raping citizens of the Nigerian-State, I mean this is unacceptable in any sane clime. Such unprofessional action smacks of brigandage and incompetence” he noted.