According to Punch, the protesters under the aegis of the Ijaw Youths Council, numbering over 700, were all dressed in the council’s uniform.
They hoisted the Green-Red-Blue IYC flag in front of the commission’s secretariat, preventing any human and vehicular entry on Thursday.
The Ijaw youths mounted two tents in front of the main entrance of the newly commissioned complex, singing and dancing to solidarity songs.
Assistant Secretary of IYC, Eastern Zone, Ibiso Harry, said the action was directed by the IYC President, Peter Igbifa, following the expiration of the deadline given to the Federal Government to constitute a substantive board for the NDDC.
A team of policemen with security vehicles were spotted at the complex monitoring the protesting youths, who vowed to remain until the NDDC board was inaugurated.
While demanding the constitution of the board of the agency, the protesting Ijaw youths took some time to cook goat meat peppersoup and yam for themselves at the venue of the demonstrations.
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KanyiDaily recalls that the Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio recently revealed that the NDDC is broke and needs better funding to carry out its duties.