President Common of Okpe Union, Professor Igho Natufe, has mentioned that restructuring will foster federalism.
‘’Our contribution to Nigerian improvement shall be influenced by the tenets of federalism. As a element of the Nigerian federation of ethnic nationalities, we recommend the decision for restructuring the Nigerian federal system in accordance with the notion of federalism,’’ he mentioned.
Natufe spoke at Okpe Home in Lagos.
In a paper entitled Inner Cohesion and Improvement in Okpe Nation, he mentioned the energetic participation of Okpe Union in Pan-Niger Delta Discussion board (PANDEF) and the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Willpower will encourage speedy improvement of Okpe kingdom.
Natufe added: ‘’Nigeria is a federation of ethnic nationalities. Okpe is without doubt one of the greater than 350 ethnic nationalities that represent this federation. Like all the opposite elements of the Nigerian federation, there are alternatives and challenges that we should grapple with to maneuver Okpe ahead and firmly set up Okpe Union as a robust voice for the Okpe Nation within the numerous communities of ethnic nationalities in Delta State and in Nigeria, together with the Pan-Niger Delta Discussion board (PANDEF) and the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Willpower’’.
He mentioned: ‘’Okpe Union shall be an energetic participant in these organizations by selling and defending Okpe pursuits as a definite ethnic nationality. These pursuits shall be pursued in any respect fora, home and worldwide, with inputs from all stakeholders in Okpeland and Okpe within the Diaspora. In direction of this finish, we will set up and preserve strategic relationships with all ethnic organizations in Delta State and in Nigeria on the ideas of peaceable coexistence and mutual respect of the rights of every ethnic nationality to outline and decide its personal socio-economic and political improvement’’.
The international coverage professional hailed the contestants, elders, delegates and observers that contributed to the success of the Annual Common Meeting (AGA) and Nationwide Elections of the Okpe Union.
He mentioned: ‘’Yesterday, a brand new Nationwide Government Council (NEC) was elected to information the affairs of the Okpe Union for the following 4 years. I congratulate all of the contestants, elders, delegates and observers that contributed to the success of the Annual Common Meeting (AGA) and Nationwide Elections.
“I commend and congratulate the Rapid Previous President, Mr. Patrick Akpotor and members of the earlier NEC for his or her stellar management in conducting the affairs of Okpe Union throughout their tenure. I additionally congratulate Mr. Igho Akeragha, Chair of the Electoral Committee and his committee members for his or her invaluable companies to the Okpe Union. Be assured that each one of you shall have a job to play in Okpe Union as we transfer ahead’’.