A Warri Based Youth Advocate, Social Influencer and Niger Delta Activist, Comrade Keneware Emmanuel has written to the Delta State House of Assembly to press for the speedy passage of the Coastal Areas Development Agency (CADA) bill which was initiated and presented by Comrade Sherrif Mulade, the Founder and CEO of CEPEJ.
Comrade Emmanuel averred that it will be a mockery, injustice and oppression of the Izon-speaking people of Delta State and other coastal dwellers if the CADA bill is not passed into law before giving approval of the three proposed universities which has already been submitted to the State House of Assembly by the Delta State Governor.
In a letter made available to newsmen, the Youth Advocate condemned Governor Okowa’s proposal for the three institutions in the state to be upgraded to universities without considering any institution for the Ijaw area.
The young activist posited that the proposed Bomadi Polytechnic has long being abandoned and the Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu, which kick-started in 2011 is yet to witness one complete project in her permanent site. Governor Okowa without clear vision for the riverine area has gone ahead to make such a non-compassing proposal, not considering the Ijaws ethnic group.
He therefore urged members of the Delta Atate House of Assembly to immediately pass the CADA bill into law in order to ensure equity, fairness and justice.
We can recall that Governor Okowa wrote to the Delta state House of Assembly for an upgrade of three institutions to universities which include: College of Education, Agbor to University of Education, Agbor, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro to Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, and Delta State University, Anwai Campus to Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai- Asaba.