By Emma Amaize
WARRI â€” DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has said that Urhobo youths who helped the government to maintain peace during the violent phase of the Niger-Delta struggle would not be relegated in the post-amnesty arrangement by the Federal Government toÂ build youth capacity in the region.
He stated this shortly after the Inter-denominational Thanksgiving Service by Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) at Uvwiamuge-Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area to mark the end of this yearâ€™s Urhobo National Day.
According to him, â€œthe president-general of UPU, Senator Felix Ibru, has constantly reminded me of the need to ensure that Urhobo youths get their fair share.
â€œI make bold to say that in this post-amnesty period, our youths who were peaceful would be included in whatever arrangements the Federal Government is planning.â€
He commended the Senator Ibru-led executive for inspiring peace and maintaining unity in Delta State, saying the Senator has used his experience as the first executive governor of the state to achieve inter- and intra-ethnic unity in the state.
â€œI am a beneficiary of your position as the president- general of Urhobo Progress Union. You have advised me well at all times and I am benefiting from your experiences.
â€œYou are a great contributor to peace in Delta State and I want to thank you for what you have achieved for the state,â€ he said.
Uduaghan commended the Urhobo nation on the celebration of Urhobo National Day, explaining that the ethnic group occupied an important position in the state.