IYC hails Omo-Agege’s election as Deputy Senate President


 The Ijaw Youth Council has hailed the election of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as the Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly.



It described the development as a step towards integrating the people of the Niger Delta into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.



The council made its position known in a statement on Wednesday by its President, Mr Eric Omare.



It said the election of Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central, meant that the region now has a voice in the decision making process of the All Progressives Congress-led government.



It therefore called on the senator to use his new position to champion the struggle for the development of the oil-rich region.



The statement read, “The Ijaw Youth Council worldwide has hailed the election of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of Delta Central as the Deputy President of the Senate.



“The IYC regards Senator Omo-Agege’s election as a positive step to integrate the Niger Delta region into the mainstream of decision making in the Buhari administration.



“The region has not fared very well under Buhari; hence we consider Omo-Agege’s election as the right step in the right direction.”
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