The Chairman, Delta State Investment Development Agency (DIDA), and Executive Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta On Investment Matters, Mr Paul Nmah has commiserated with the families of Nigerians, Delta Youths who were victims of #EndSARS Peaceful Protests across the country, especially that of the recent Killings at Lekki-Toll gate in Lagos, even as he urged Delta Youths to help security agencies to protect Governor Okowa’s investment Development intiatives across the state.
Delta DIDA Boss conveyed this in a press statement made available to Newsmen today in Asaba, Delta State capital while Commiserating with victims of EndSARS protesters all over the country.
DIDA Boss also Commended Deltans, Nigerians for their prayers at this Critical time of #EndSARS Movement in Nigeria as the World is yet to recover from the adverse effects of Covid-19 Pandemic, while Commending Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for identifying with the pains of Nigerian Youths, and peaceful protesters who presented their legitimate demands to the Government.
Mr Paul Nmah thanked His Excellency, Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his prompt and Proactive measures adopted that quelled the tension generated by #EndSARS Peaceful protesters, a movement he said was hijacked by hoodlums with the intents of jeopardizing both Infrastructural and Investment Development in the state.
He stated further that Governor Okowa’s Initiative of setting up a Judicial panel of inquiry, and Consequent 48hrs curfew imposed in the state and relaxation yesterday has helped immensely as a curative measures to the crises.
The press Statement reads in parts: ” DIDA commends the State Government under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for execellent performance in Infrastructural and Investment Development intiatives in the state over the years, a Development that has distinguished the Governor on his quest for stronger Delta and Substainable Socio-Economic Development over the years across the three Senatorial districts of the state”.
” This is a Development that has distinguished Delta as best amongst other States in Nigeria. We urged Delta Youths and well-meaning Deltans in their various communities to support both the State Government and security agencies to protect every local and foreign Investments, public utilities and private properties in their land and ensure that they do not allow miscreants to destroy the state’s assets”.
“Most importantly, we mourn with Nigerian Youths, who were victims of #EndSARS Protests, we Commiserate with the family of those that lost their lives on the course of embarking on peaceful protest against Police brutality and bad governance in the country”.
“Delta DIDA use medium to call for calm and send words of caution to miscreants to refrain from their Criminal behavior and unholy acts which is very inimical to the legitimate and genuine intention of peaceful protesters in the state. DIDA Agency condemn destruction of infrastructural and Investments, Development across the state. We Condemn in all its entirety the anarchy, arson, looting, rampage and wanton destruction of private properties, public utilities, institutions and facilities, and destruction of people’s shops.
These acts are not acceptable and negate the vision of the #Endsars movement”.
"We Call on all hoodlums, miscreants who has hijacked the peaceful Protests by peaceful Delta, Nigerian Youths to stop immediately. And that any further acts of vandalism in the state capable of diminishing the Infrastructural and hard earned Investment Development intiatives of His Excellency Governor Ifeanyi Okowa will be resisted".
“We Call on Nigerian, Delta Youths, peaceful and genuine protesters to give peace a chance having made their legitimate demands known to the Governments. We also call on Security Agencies to conduct themselves well by making professionalism their watchward. Avoid the use of force on Youths who are peaceful protesters”.
“We call on hoodlums to stay away from the protests as they are without genuine intents, bad eggs mixed to disrupt, defeat the good intentions of the peaceful protesters, stop every unwanton destruction of both private or public properties or face the wrath of the law as their unholy action is capable of disrupting Investments Development, inflicts more Economic damage and cause unemployment amongst the youths or putting the state in Economic Jeopardy. We also call on the Federal Government to urgent addressed the demands of the #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria for gainful youth employment opportunities, rapid Economic growth and development”.
” This call for calm has become necessary so as to avoid any act of distraction that is capable of discouraging investors. We are aware that one of the major risks to be considered by both foreign and local investors is the tendency not to be yoked by any form of political, or socio-economic instability of the State or country. Evidently, the struggle at the moment in Nigeria is to convince investors and attract investments to Nigeria. No doubt, that this very predicament by the unscrupulous people if not well managed may further enhanced security threats on the the mind of investors which may worsen and discourage more investment to our good state and Nigeria, hence, therefore we collectively appeal to Nigerian Youths to allow peace to rain while they maintain a peaceful dialogue with the Government to meet their needs”.