Ibru calls for creation of
• Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008
Olorogun Felix Ibru, President-General, Urhobo
Progressive Union (UPU), has called for the creation of
He made the call Saturday in Abuja at the annual Urhobo Day
He said that the Urhobo’s would use the forth coming national
constitution review to pursue their agenda.
“We shall use the opportunity of the constitution review to
canvass for the creation of an Urhobo state.
“Despite all the programmed efforts to under count the densely
populated areas of Urhobo land during the last census exercise, an
Urhobo state would still be demographically larger”, Ibru noted.
He said that the National Executive of the UPU had initiated
moves to reconcile Urhobo sons and daughters with “long standing
differences” with the union.
Speaking earlier, Mrs Grace Ekpiwhre, the Minister of Science
and Technology, urged youths in the Niger Delta region to pursue
She said that an educated person has better advantage to earn a
living than an illiterate.
“Urhobo youths should return to the way of old, though they
were poor but used to work hard to earn a living” she said.
The minister also gave her support to the on going probes by
the National Assembly, saying it would serve as a lesson for
serving government functionaries.