WARRI_______The Ijaw National Congress (INC) Worldwide is about to make history after forces hindered the apex body of Ijaw nationality from electing executives to pilot its affairs for years.
In the above light, Bar. Endorokeme Frederick Owotorufa, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Frefa Investment Co. Ltd has declared his interest to contest the presidential office in the forthcoming Ijaw National Congress elections billed to hold 29th April, 2021.
Mr. Owotorufa, a former General Manager, Group Security Department, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) made the declaration of interest alongside candidates for other offices as all delegates from the Western clans converged at Hotel Peggy, Warri today.
Endorokeme who hails from Oboro town of Izadobiri Clan in Burutu LGA is an experienced and erudite resource with commitment to push for the progress and oneness of Ijaw Nation. He has very interesting and learned profile with every capacity to move Ijaw course to the envisaged level as an ethnic group.
In line with the zoning system, It’s the turn of Western Zone to produce the next president in council, and the vision of Frederick came at a time his services are needed to pedal the groaning of the Izon-speaking people of Nigeria. His vision is a repository of the supposed leadership of justice, equity and fairness of INC Worldwide with eyes fixed on bringing back its glories.
Owotorufa in his declaration speech outlined his vision to build INC and Ijaw nation at large through formidable policies and collaboratively working with appropriate stakeholders, authorities, organization, agencies, and government at all levels.
Bar. Owotorufa who is a highly revered philantropist and leader further strengthened that INC under his watch will consolidate on the goals and achievements of the founding fathers. The good policies of his predecessors would be implored to build Ijaw nation. He promised to work with relevant authorities to push for the creation of the two remaining states, Toru-Ebe, and Oil Rivers States for Ijaw nation as the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria. This has been cardinal and core in the the Ijaw struggle.
Meanwhile, the Former General Manager of Security Services Division, Chevron Nigeria Limited also noted that INC under his watch will ensure the creation of more local governments in Bayelsa State, and LGs from Burutu LGA in Delta as one of the largest in the state
In the area of unemployment, Bar. Frederick noted that it has become a nightmare in Nigeria, therefore the apex body of Ijaw nation will address it in both maritime and other sectors for its sons and daughters, and will equally address the issues of the marginalized minorities of Ogbe-Ijoh, Isaba, Gbaramatu, and Egbema Ijaws of Delta and Ondo States.
The presidential candidate rounded off his speech, promising to promote the consciousness of Ijaw culture and heritage to youths so as to engender deep pride in all Ijaw youths if elected, not forgetting the annual Ijaw National Day, the Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro Day, and the celebration of Ijaw icons, past and present.