The National Vice President, Movement of the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationalities in Niger Delta (MOSIEND) Worldwide, Comrade Thompson Fuoye, has urged the people from the Ijaw ethnic nationality residing in Delta state to shun desperate politicians trying to pitch them against the Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s led administration in the state.
Fuoye, who also appealed that they should refrain from always hastily pointing accusing fingers at the governor of been against the interest of the ijaws in the state, noted that the governor had always ensured his developmental strides touches every sector and every person residing in the state.
The National Vice President, who was speaking against the backdrop of the recent proposed upgrade of three institutions to university status in the state, admonished the people to call on their representives in the Delta State House of Assembly to wake up to their responsibilities rather than sleeping during deliberations with their other colleagues for the common good of the people.
A statement issued by Comrade Thompson Fuoye and made available to newsmen, called on the governor to consider the possible upgrade of the Bomadi polytechnic for the good use by the people.
The statement reads” Our delta ijaw brothers and sisters should calm down on the proposed upgrade of universities in delta state without anyone from the ijaw areas, we have a governor is working hard for the interest of all in the state.
” We shouldn’t also always rush to point accusing fingers that the governor does not have the interest of the Ijaws at heart. Our house of assembly members are to be question because its their duty to ensure that ijaw interest is protected in a bill.
“They should stop sleeping in the chambers and be great ambassadors of ijaw nation. And I also use this medium to ask Gov. Okowa whom I am sure has a lot of value for the ijaw people to look at the Bomadi polytechnic in a bid to kick start and possible upgrade.”
He emphasized that they can always express their concern through proper writing to the house of assembly through organisation like MOSIEND and others .
Fuoye who is also the Special Assistant to the governor on Community and Rural development, also used the medium to commiserate with the governor over the demise of his father, Pa Okowa.
He noted that no doubt the death of such a great man has created a vacuum especially to his immediate family and those who closely related with him while alive.
Fuoye, said the exit is a painful experience because he lived a consummate life as a loving father, devout Christian, seasoned educationist and community leader.
“His glorious exit has brought to an end an eventful sojourn on earth. We are however, consoled by the fact that he lived a life full of achievements and enduring legacies for which he will always be remembered”, he said.