Ijaw National Congress Plans All Ijaw Summit.... Inaugurates 38 Member Committee

Create: 05/14/2015 - 19:12

The Ijaw National Congress[ INC]worldwide has inaugurated a 38 member Pan Ijaw stakeholders Summit Organizing Committee on the Ijaw agenda in the new political dispensation and beyond.
Inaugurating the committee at a brief ceremony on Thursday, at the Ijaw House inYenagoa President of INC, Boma Obuoforio Esq, listed seven terms of reference to guide the committee in the performance of its assignment.

The Ijaw National Congress[ INC]worldwide has inaugurated a 38 member Pan Ijaw stakeholders Summit Organizing Committee on the Ijaw agenda in the new political dispensation and beyond.

Inaugurating the committee at a brief ceremony on Thursday, at the Ijaw House inYenagoa  President of INC, Boma Obuoforio  Esq, listed seven terms of reference to guide the committee in the performance of its assignment.

They include, the planning and organizing of an all inclusive Pan Ijaw stakeholders summit, identify the scope of participants for the summit, identifying appropriate themes for papers to be presentation as well as select resource persons to be invited and to determine the actual dates and venue of the summit.

The terms of reference also include, preparation of the budget for the summit, sourcing for the required funds, in addition to carrying out any other assignment as may be directed by the President of the INC.
According to Barrister Obuoforibo, the committee was set up, with the approval of the National Representative Council, which is the legislative arm of the Ijaw National Congress.

‘’It is instructive to note that the request by the president was in pursuant to the provisions of article 15 (1a), (v), which states that the president shall present and articulate the Ijaw position on all national issues as approved by the National Representative Council.

‘’It is in the discharge of my constitutional responsibility as president of congress that I constituted this very crucial council made up of illustrious sons and daughters that will be saddled with planning and organizing a Pan Ijaw stakeholders summit on the Ijaw Agenda beyond May 29th 2015.’’

In his acceptance speech, the Chairman of the committee, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, thanked the INC for finding them worthy to serve the Ijaw people, noting that the committee will not disappoint, even as the task ahead is daunting.