Niger Delta youths urged to shun violence by Isaac Boro Day: Head of Presidential Amnesty Programme

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On the occasion of Isaac Boro Day, Chief Dennis Otuaro, administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has called on the youth of the Niger Delta to refrain from acts of violence.

On May 16, we celebrate Boro Day, in honor of Major Isaac Adaka Boro, a prominent Ijaw liberation fighter who fell in the Civil War in Okrika, Rivers State, fighting for the Nigerian government.

By first proclaiming the Niger Delta Republic and later fighting for a better deal for his people from multinational oil companies, Boro is renowned for his achievements and attempts to liberate the Ijaw people. He is considered a hero by his kinsmen.

As the Ijaw struggle legend celebrated his 56th birthday, Otuaro paid glowing honors to his memory in a statement released on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Igoniko Oduma, in observance of Boro Day this year.

He praised Boro as an inspiring Ijaw freedom fighter who advocated for social justice and a more equitable society, saying that the Ijaw people would always remember him for his vision and work to improve their living conditions.

According to Otuaro, Boro worked to maintain Nigeria as one indivisible nation because he believed in the future of the country—its unity, prosperity, and development—in a just and equitable society.

He thinks that commemorating Boro Day is a great way to honor Boro’s dedication to community service and peaceful cooperation.

He made a point of saying that the Niger Delta youths whose causes were supported by Boro’s ideology were the ones who pushed for the creation of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

This year, on Boro Day, he urged the youth of the Ijaw people and the Niger Delta to remember the late icon with reverence and to celebrate in a responsible manner.

Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro is a symbol of the Ijaw fight and a hero to the Ijaw people, according to the PAP leader. On this, his 56th anniversary, we remember his valor and bravery.

Boro left an admiral legacy, and many young people in the Ijaw and Niger Delta communities are now drawing strength from it.

Following the passionate demands of Boro-inspired youths in the Ijaw and Niger Delta, the Presidential Amnesty Programme was established. To effectively realize the program’s objectives, it is vital that all efforts are made to foster peace and stability in the region.

Along with the Ijaw, Otuaro called on the young of the Niger Delta to reject violence in favor of solidarity and love.

He further urged the Ijaw people to reflect on their own history and remember that Boro battled for a united Nigerian nation that would be proud of its Ijaw heritage.

He claims that Boro did not partake in the pull-him-down syndrome or other forms of discord that are popular among today’s youngsters.


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