The Ijaw Monitoring Group (IMG) has advised the Acting President, Dr.Goodluck Jonathan, to resist every pressure to appoint people from Niger Delta who will not add value to the life of the people in the region as ministers.
In a statement signed by the Chief of Staff of IMG, Comrade Andrew Elijah, on behalf of the group, the Ijaw asked those lobbying to become ministers in the new dispensation to return home and give account of their previous assignments in government.
â€œCan somebody help us remind the acting president that after his tenure, our region will not have moral courage to say that we are still marginalised? So, what manner of men and women is he appointing to represent us?Â Is he appointing people for friendship sake? Are people given ministerial position just to enrich their CVâ€™s or for the fun of office? While others are already celebrating using their office to empower their people, none of our former ministers has returned home to tell us what happened in the last three years,â€ the statement said.
The group also said that Comrade Elijah will handle its affairs in the absence of the Co-ordinator, Comrade Joseph Evah, who has travelled out of the country on medical grounds.