The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), says its ready to tackle the issue of gas flaring by international companies in the Niger Delta region.
A statement from the new President of the council, Dr Alaye Theophilus, states that, the group will defend the above position because gas flaring and venting has been a significant environmental, economic, health
and social concern for the people of the region for many years.
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The 9th president of the Ijaw nation, said that:
“We are in an era where policies of the government are anti-Ijaw and undermine our collective contribution to national sustainable development.
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“I must state it clearly that we will no longer condone incessant gas
flaring and lackadaisical practices of the IOCs that has cost us a lot as a
people. We shall strive to maintain the stability in the council and the
Ijaw nation under my leadership,” he added.