By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Worldwide on Thursday called on Ocean Marine and its Management to back off from using any unwholesome and illegal methods to seize the Pipeline Security jobs from its current Operators.
The IYC said, “it will not be joined in the alleged marginalization of the Niger Delta People.”
The IYC made the call in a statement signed by its National Legal Adviser,Barr.Igbeta Ayebakuro.
The IYC said “No genuine Niger Delta person or group should do anything to hurt the interest of the people of the region and in this instance, the hard-working youths and ex-agitators from the OML 30 communities in Delta State.
The IYC noted that,”Ocean Marine and its owner, Captain Hosa Okunbo, are also from Niger Delta and we do not believe they should be discriminated in any form.
“But we must state, unequivocally, that the initial information provided by Ocean Marine and its drivers was less than truthful and we are of the view that inadequate information was provided to mislead the council.