KAIAMA DECLARATION PDF
Opinion – Exactly eight years ago this month scores of Ijaw youths met at Kaiama, the hometown of the late Isaac Idaka Boro, the Ijaw warrior. On December 11, , 5, Ijaw people representing over 40 Ijaw clans, chose the town of Kaiama to articulate their aspirations for the Ijaw people, and to . But it s having a running battle with security agents over a planned meeting of Ijaw youths worldwide, today, on the Kaiama Declaration.
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The Urhobos are currently organized as kingdoms, gerontocracy and plutocracies. Council, however, urged all Ijaws to prepare for greater challenges ahead because the hearts of our oppressors have been hardened against our struggle for freedom and justice.
His fathers home town is the village of Bori, Ogoniland whose residents speak the Khana dialect of Ogoni language, a distinguished student, Saro-Wiwa was captain of the table tennis team and amassed school prizes in history and English. Conference affirmed therefore, that the military are incapable of enthroning true democracy in Nigeria. We, therefore, demand that all oil companies stop all exploration and exploitation activities in the Ijaw area. Other related Ijaw subgroups which have distinct languages but very close kinship, cultural kaiamq territorial ties with the rest of the Ijaw are the Epie-Atissa, Engenni and these groups speak Delta Edoid languages.
And we can certainly do something to reverse this trend. The territory is covered by a network of streams whose volumes of water and flow are directly declwration with the kkaiama, wet season.
Slowly, the pioneering leadership which was more committed to a peaceful path was replaced by other elements in the struggle who believed that militancy could now be accepted as a legitimate tool for the struggle, declarattion government has abused their earlier peaceful overture. We are tired of gas flaring; oil spillages, blowouts and being labelled saboteurs and terrorists.
At this juncture, we cannot fail to mention the ddclaration problem of monumental proportion that is gradually decimating our communities. All land and natural resources including mineral resources within the Ijaw territory belong to Ijaw communities and are the basis of our survival. We affirm our commitment to joint struggle with the other ethnic nationalities in the Niger delta area for self-determination. He declaraton even shoot his own brother before he realises that the target is a friendly target.
He claims that while recovering from injury, he was inspired to write about dangerous jobs. A frank and forthright exchange of ideas is necessary at this time if we are to be effective advocates of our rights and responsibilities as a people, and be relevant in the scheme of things in so far as Nigerian politics is concerned.
Nigeria: The Kaiama Declaration – Eight Years After
On December 11,5, Ijaw people representing over 40 Ijaw clans, chose the town of Kaiama to articulate their aspirations for the Ijaw peopleand to demand an end kaiwma 40 years of environmental declarationn and underdevelopment in the region. Council reviewed and approved the work of the collegiate leadership as mandated from the last meeting at Akassa and agreed as follows:.
The oil companies refused to comply with the increased fine and in threatened to shut down their fields, accusing the Federal Government of washing its hands off from the joint venture partnership agreement. On December 11,Ijaw youths drawn from over communities from over 40 Ijaw clans met at Kaiama in Bayelsa State and came up with the way forward, which, is encapsulated today as the Kaiama Declaration.
We are tired of gas flaring; oil spillages, blowouts and being labelled saboteurs and terrorists. The Urhobo culture is related to cultures in the Niger-Delta.
We still believe that there are people of honour and integrity among us who are decoaration committed to a slow but deliberate and assured movement towards honestly fixing this house of ours.
The truth is the Ijaw nation is all too aware of these saboteurs in our midst. By circulating their names, these defaulters will be identified by all Ijaws and kaaima down in the annals of history as among those known to be enemies of Ijaw progress also. We can do something to improve this situation. You have no other true home but that which is in Ijawland.
Kaiama Declaration – Premium Times Opinion
Conference affirmed therefore, that the military are incapable of enthroning true democracy in Nigeria. That the quality of life of Ijaw people is deteriorating as a result of utter neglect, suppression and marginalisation visited on Ijaws by the alliance of the Nigerian state and transnational oil companies.
We express our solidarity with all peoples organisations and ethnic nationalities in Nigeria and elsewhere who are struggling for self-determination and justice.
I also think that for Rivers state, a panel of inquiry should be set up and all the stakeholders from till date should be brought for us to know what the problem actually is.
We, therefore, demand that all oil companies stop all exploration and exploitation activities in the Ijaw area. Having identified our problems, future generations yet unborn will not forgive us, if we fail to act decisively to address and find lasting solutions to these problems.
Even with the democratic space what can we say of our political leadership across the board? Is there any understanding now that the JTF will cease hostilities to enable the negotiations go on?
Just as we are confronted by a very challenging political environment, made worse by a failure of leadership, so also is the Ijaw nation confronted by daunting circumstances in the socio-economic realm.
I looked at it as some political meandering and maneuvering to either discredit the Chief of Defence Staff, who is an Ijaw man or to undermine the President of the country who is the Grand Commander of the Armed Forces. Following independence, Nigeria was divided primarily along ethnic lines with Hausa and Fulani majority in the north, Yoruba and Igbo majority in the south-west and south-east respectively.
This is the legacy we are expected to leave behind if history should remember us and posterity should forgive us.