From Ben Dunno, Warri
AS part of the initiative towards tackling militancy and youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region, the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, would be presiding over the first Niger Delta Youth Peace Dialogue (NDYPD) summit slated for Monday, July 31.
The summit, which will hold with the theme, “A tool for Niger Delta Sustainable Development” at the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Conference Centre, Effunrun in Uvwie Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, is being organised by the NDYPD in partnership with the Delta State Police Command, Asaba.
A statement signed by Comrade Fuludu Raphael Peremene, Vice President of NDYPD/Convener of the programme, Comrade Enujeko Mayor and Comrade Kingsley Okes Idisi, Chairman and Secretary of the Local Organising Committee, respectively, stated that Osinbajo would be charting a model for achieving development, empowerment, peace and social stability in the Niger Delta region at the event.
Peremene noted that the peace dialogue would provide opportunity for youths to express themselves and make meaningful contributions towards restoring peace and development in the Niger Delta region.
According to the statement, “the Niger Delta Youth Leaders’ Round Table Dialogue is the high point of the Warri 2017, which brings together all the major youth groups, ex-militants, youth entrepreneurs and scholars alike on a round table to chart the course towards a new model of achieving development, empowerment, peace and social stability in the Niger Delta region.”
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, who spoke through the state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), urged Niger Delta youths to embrace peace and support the programme, stressing that violence would not solve the problems of the region.