COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE MEETING OF IJAW NATIONAL CONGRESS (INC), WESTERN ZONE, HELD JOINTLY BY THE ZONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, THE NATIONAL OFFICERS OF THE ZONE AND THE CHAIRMEN OF THE 24 CLANS OF THE ZONE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,2022 AT ASTERIX RANCH GUESTHOUSE, WARRI, DELTA STATE.
The Ijaw National Congress (INC), Western Zonal Executive Committee, The National Executive Committee (NEC) members from the Western Zone and the Chairmen of the 24 Clans of the Western Zone having met and collectively taken a critical look at issues of urgent importance to the Western Zone and the Ijaw nation in general, have resolved as follows:
1. INC Western Zone, under the leadership of Chief Robinson Ogunkoru, wholeheartedly congratulates High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) on the Oil Facilities Surveillance Contract awarded to him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
2. INC Western Zone expresses satisfaction with the approach of Tompolo to bring on board all tribes, genders, ages and classes without undue preference for one over others, and vouches for his capacity and patriotism to optimally deliver on this assignment.
3. INC Western Zone called on all critics of Tompolo to be constructive in their positions and suggest ways to support this massive effort to deliver the air, farmlands and fishing rivers of the region from being utterly destroyed by the activities of the prevalent illegal bunkering, and not to instigate hatred and crisis.
4. INC Western Zone pledges absolute commitment to the success of the project and offers to collaborate with Tompolo in the areas of sensitisation and peacemaking in the communities, clans and states in the Western Zone.
5. INC Western Zone expresses its profound condolences to His Royal Majesty, Elder (Capt) King Joseph Timiyan, Agbonu! Torububor 1, Paramount Ruler of the Ogulagha Kingdom, over the passing to the eternal glory of his mother, Madam Amogunye Timiyan.
6. INC Western Zone congratulates the Paramount Ruler of Iduwini Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Bosu Dio (JP), Ayamabulou 1 on his appointment to the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and wishes him divine wisdom and protection to function in the new position.
7. INC Western Zone charges all its people in Delta, Edo and Ondo States to remain united and throw their support only behind political parties and candidates identified to have positive plans for the Ijaw nation in the forth-coming general elections.
Chief Robinson Ogunkoru
Chairman, INC Western Zone
Chief Famous Ofurobiri
Publicity Secretary, INC Western Zone
Chief Richard Sinebe
Chairmen, INC Western Zone Clan Chairmen Forum