Confab: IYC Rejects Additional State Creation Recommendation

StatesThe Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has rejected the recommendation of the National Conference for the creation of 18 additional states in the country.

It said the recommendation of only one state for the Ijaws as against the two requested by them was unacceptable.

The IYC in a statement issued on Friday in Warri, Delta State, by its spokesman, Eric Omare, the youths also warned that should the conference fail to retrace its step and give the “fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria” a fair consideration in state creation, the Ijaw nation would start reconsidering its status in Nigeria.

The IYC said only the creation of Toru-Ebe State from the present Edo and Ondo States and Oil River State from the existing Rivers and Akwa-Ibom States would appease the Ijaws.



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