Itsekiri Group Lauds Malami Over Maritime University Memo

Filed in News by on January 20, 2018

FOREMOST Itsekiri socio-cultural body, Warri Progressive Society, alias Otonloye, has commended the action of the Attorney General of the Federation for the memo of advice that he has sent to the National Assembly to take into cognizance the proper name of the host community of the proposed National Maritime University, saying that the real name of the host community is Okerenghigho and not Okerekoko. The statement reads:

“The Warri Progressive Society highly commends the Attorney General, Justice Abubakar Malami on his memo dated 17/10/2017 to the National Assembly, just as we enjoin the National Assembly to take cognizance of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the matter and tow the path of “Rule of Law”, and do justice to the memo by naming the National Maritime University, Okerenghigho and not Okerenkoko – a corrupted name by the Ijaws of Gbaramatu. “Furthermore, we posit that the land should be properly acquired from the rightful owners, the Omadino Itsekiri. A position clearly stated during the visit of the Vice President, His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to Warri Kingdom in 2017. “We welcome the National Maritime University in our land, Okerenghigho but we detest with scorn the forceful naming, and wrongful acquisition of the “Itsekiri land” from our legally established tenants, Ijaws of Gbaramatu.”


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