Warri Multi-Purpose Stakeholders Platform set to organise Ijaw, Itsekiri Leaders Summit September 23
By Tetsoma Neyin
In its effort to foster peace, unity and development in the Niger Delta region, the Foundation for the Partnerships Initiatives in the Niger Delta(PIND), a non-profitable organisation working to promote peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region by forging multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder partnerships at the regional, national and international levels, through one of its initiatives, the Warri Multi-Stakeholders Platform(MSP), is set to organise a one day Leaders Summit between the Itsekiri and Ijaw ethnic nationalities in Delta State.
The Leaders summit which is scheduled to hold on Thursday September 23, 2021 will feature Amb.Dr.Godknows Boladei Igali, the Chairman Governing Council, Federal University of Akure (FUTA) and Prof. Lucky Akaruese from the University of Port-Harcourt as the keynote speakers to dialogue on issues that will bring about peace, unity and development in the region.
PIND Network Coordinator and Warri MSP Facilitator, High Chief Lawal Africas who spoke to Warri Voice Newspaper recently in Warri, said that preparations are on top gear toward the success of the Leaders Summit, saying that other members of the Warri MSP and critical stakeholders including Executive Chairmen of Warri South LGA, Hon. Michael Tidi PhD, Warri North LGA, Hon. Capt. Smart Yomi Asekutu and Warri South-West LGA, Hon. Taiye Duke Tuoyo will be fully on ground to play host to the event.
Recall that Warri MSP is a platform where stakeholders from the Itsekiri and Ijaw ethnic groups in Warri dialogue on the main causes of violent, conflict and mutually forge a pathway for addressing those issues through conflict mitigation efforts.