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Ijaw Leader, Ukori donates cash for IPF secretariat project, urges Ijaw leaders for massive support 




By Stephen Asaba-ase


The immediate past chairman of the defunct Egbema-Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF),Ambassador Jude Ebitimi Ukori (JP) has made huge cash donation to support the secretariat project of the newly inaugurated Ijaw Publishers’ Forum, (IPF).


The foremost Ijaw leader emphasised on the need to project the development of Ijaw nation during the IPF thank-you visit at his residence in Warri on Saturday March 2, 2024.


He added the formation of the Izon Publishers’ Forum that the greatest achievement for Ijaw Nation, stressing that IPF is a choice for the Ijaw Nation.


According to him, the coming together of Ijaw media bodies is highly commendable and worth encouraging to grow, “I am making an instant donation of cash (amount withheld) to support the Secretariat project of the body”.


“I am with you and it is my appeal that Ijaw leaders should support the body. I pray God will touch the heart of the leaders to support this body.


“My support is fully with this body to enable it provides the needed voice and platform for Ijaw Nation to speak out. By the grace of God, we will work together, I urge this body to imbibe and uphold the ethics of the media profession”.


The president of the forum, Comrade Ozobo Austin thanked Ambassador Ukori and appreciated him for gracing IPF inauguration and his benevolence towards IPF, adding that the body would project progressive and generous leaders.


Ozobo stated, “On behalf of the body, I want to appreciate you for gracing IPF inauguration and today you are making financial contributions to support the body, thank-you so much, we are proud of you. The IPF has made a declaration that the era of referring to freedom fighters as militants is gone”.


He said this position of IPF was to provide an enabling environment for investors to come and invest in Niger Delta and to provide a platform for rapid development for Ijaw nation.