Gbenekama Hail Ijaw Publishers, Set To Be Inducted As Patron


Briga News Nigeria

Warri _____ Chief Godspower Gbenekama JP, the Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in the Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, has thrown his weight behind lPF as well as made some cash donation for the forum Secretariat project in order for the body of media professionals to rewrite the Ijaw story in the correct narrative.

Chief Gbenekama gave his support when the Forum paid him a courtesy call at his residence in Warri on Monday, March 11, 2024, to intimate him on the aims and objectives of the body.

Members of the IPF on the visit include its president, Comr. Ozobo Austin; vice president, Comr. Onduku Oyinbi; secretary, Comr. Magbei Tare; public relations officer 1 and 2, Comr. Ezekiel Kagbala and Prince Peretengboro Klintin, respectively; treasurer, Comr. Ugedi Mike; chief research officer, Mr. Abai Francis. Others are Comr. Tams Okunbiri MMD, Comr. Keneware Emmanuel, Comr. Ekpegha Preye, Comr. Demebide Anthony (MC Akpolokpolo).

The Fiyewei, who during his speech demonstrated that the spirit of activism was still ingrained in his blood stream, posited that it is the responsibility of all Ijaw sons and daughters in the Niger Delta and beyond to improve on the Ijaw Nation by making it better than they met it.

He assured the IPF of his continuous support while also commending the Forum for taking the cause of a better Ijaw Nation through intellectual struggle upon themselves.

Earlier, Comr. Ozobo praised Gbenekama for his contributions towards the struggle for a better Niger Delta especially during the era of military siege in the oil-rich but impoverished region.

He also intimated the Fiyewei of the objectives of the IPF, some of which are to create sensitization, change the negative narrative ascribed to the Ijaw struggle that is aimed at equity, fairness and justice; among others.

He listed the need for a secretariat for the Forum, the provisions of equipment to aid Ijaw publishers in the discharge of their duties, advanced training for members to improve and boost quality of reportage, among others.

Highlight of the visit include photograph session by members of the IPF in attendance with the Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom.



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