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Urhobo youths won’t be ignored in post-amnesty deal – Uduaghan

By Emma Amaize
WARRI — 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 to  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 year’s Urhobo National Day.

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According to him, “the president-general of UPU, Senator Felix Ibru, has constantly reminded me of the need to ensure that Urhobo youths get their fair share.

“I 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.”

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.

“I 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.

“You are a great contributor to peace in Delta State and I want to thank you for what you have achieved for the state,” 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.


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