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N’Delta Activist Evah endorses Ijaw Publishers’ Forum, commends efforts at strengthening media presence in Ijaw




By Stephen Asaba-ase

Renowned Niger Delta Rights and environmental activist, super Comrade Joseph Evah has thrown weight behind the Ijaw Publishers’ Forum, IPF, describing the inauguration ceremony of the National Council of the body on February 29, as a long-time dream of Ernest Okoli and Chris Gomorrai of blessed memory.


Evah who described the invitation as a pleasure, promised to do all within his disposal to support the IPF inauguration.


He emphasised that building a formidable mainstream media in Ijaw was first dreamed of by the late Ernest Okoli and followed by Chris Gomorrai but these noble ideas were murdered by the common enemies of the Ijaw people.


According to him, raising strong Ijaw-based media houses would bring conspiracy of foreign media against Ijaw people to proper check.


While commending Ijaw Publishers, Evah also agreed that the foreign media criminalised Ijaw and Niger Delta’s struggle for self-determination and resource control.


He called on Ijaw leaders in the private and public sectors to give the Ijaw Publishers all the needed support and patronage which is a road map to building better Ijaw-based media.