The Chairman, Hostcom Ijaw Ethnic Nationality, Delta State, Comrade Kingsley Ikiere has appealed to the Niger Delta Avengers to “hold the fire” and maintain the peace rather than resuming hostilities again in the region.
Comrade Ikiere however rained heavy knocks on the Federal Government for not fulfilling its promises to the people of the oil rich Niger Delta.
Speaking in Warri, Delta State while reacting to the planned resumption of hostilities, the Hostcom Ijaw Ethnic Nationality chairman, pleaded with the Niger Delta Avengers to “hold the fire” and embrace dialogue.
While commending the militant group for the ceasefire declared months ago, Comrade Ikiere urged that it should be sustained, saying that there is no sacrifice too much to make for peace to reign.
“I want to appeal to the Niger Delta Avengers to give peace a chance and adopt dialogue. I know that the people of the Region are tired of the failed promises of the Federal Government, but dialogue remains the best option and that is why I am pleading with the militant group not to strike again at oil facilities. We have enjoyed relative peace since the declaration of ceasefire by the Niger Delta Avengers.
Oil production has picked up since the militant group pulled out of the Creeks, I want to appeal that the prevailing peace should be sustained no matter the vexed issues in the Region begging for the attention of the Federal Government”, the Hostcom Chairman said.
While raining heavy knocks on the Federal Government for not fulfilling its promises to the good and peace loving people of the oil rich Niger Delta, he urged the Federal Government to act fast on its promises to the people of the Region, saying that the people were running out of patience.
According to him;”The Federal Government should stop reneging on its promises to the people of the Region.Now that the Government is making so much money again as a result of the peace embraced by militants in the Region, there is the need for the Government to reciprocate the gesture by doing the needful for the poverty-stricken people of the Region because the people are running out of patience by the day”.
“An hungry man is an angry man. I want to implore the Federal Government to keep its own side of the bargain while we call on the militants to still maintain the peace because peace is golden”, he added.