By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—The zonal leadership of Ijaw National Congress, (Western Zone), has rated low the performance of some elected leaders of Ijaw extraction, saying that they had failed the people.
INC Western zonal chairman, Chief Robinson Ogunkoru, said though a few distinguished politicians and activists were desperately searching for ways and means to turn around the bad fortunes of the region through welfare programmes and infrstructural development plan, majority of the elected leaders were indifferent, selfish and have failed in their campaign promises to the people.
Ogunkoru, who spoke at the unveiling and launch of the website, owned by the founder of the Nengi James Foundation, lampooned some elected representatives of the people in government, noting that many of them have failed to live up to the expectation of the people.
Commending the initiatives of the Nengi James Foundation over its scholarship scheme, inter-school competitions among indigent Ijaw students, presentations of cash and computers to secondary students, he said “even those who we toiled hard to elect, many of them have failed us. But here is a man, who has done so much with the little resources at his disposal for the cause of our people.
“Nengi James is selfless and committed to the struggle for the emancipation of the people of the Niger Delta region. He is no doubt a dogged activist, who is concerned and committed to the emancipation of the Ijaw youths and the region at large. If only every Ijaw man can show so much zeal and commitment to the development of our people, then the Ijaw nation will be great,” he added.