COMMUNIQUE OF THE ALL-IJAW CONFERENCE HELD
AT THE SHERATON AIRPORT HOTEL, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, USA FROM MAY 28th TO
MAY 30th, 2010, UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE IJAW NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THE
AMERICAS (INAA) DURING ITS ANNUAL "BORO DAY" SUMMIT AND 13th "SERVICE
& DEVOTION" AWARD CEREMONY.
from Europe, Caribbean Islands, North & South America and Nigeria,
under the aegis of the Ijaw National Alliance of the Americas for its
"Boro Day" summit and 13th “Service &
ceremony. The Ijaws discussed the current happenings in Ijawland and
commiserates with President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele
the Nigerian People on the sudden passing of our beloved
Excellency President Umaru Yar’Adua. The Conference also
Nigerian People for the historic, democratic and peaceful transfer of
and Dr. Jonathan on his ascendance to the office of President and
Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
supports the President’s-enunciated primary initiatives, namely:
governance, electoral reform, power and energy self-sufficiency, and
tolerance for corruption, and urges the President to expedite action on
priority items to bring the dividends of democracy to the Nigerian
soon as possible.
upholds the sanctity of the Nigerian
Constitution and the inalienable constitutional right of every Nigerian
contest election for any office including the presidency. Therefore,
affirms the right of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to contest the next
election in 2011.
conference further resolved that:
use the office of the
presidency as a bully pulpit to reorient and return Nigeria to our
values of honesty, integrity, probity, discipline, dignity of labor,
patriotism, thereby engendering the renaissance of Africa’s giant.
administration should tap the
abundant Nigerian human resources in the Diaspora for public sector
human capacity development
fiscal federalism in Nigeria.
recognize the deplorable state of education and declare a state of
stop the free fall in our educational institutions.
administration should act with
utmost urgency to regain control of the Amnesty process and
the youths into meaningful careers to enable them become productive
concerned about the prevailing political atmosphere in Bayelsa State,
Conference resolved to send a delegation of Ijaws in the Diaspora to Bayelsa State.
All Ijaw Conference
Ruben Mietamuno Jaja
Ijaw Foundation Board of Directors
INC North America
Godfrey Okoro (rtd)