The Traditional Leadership of the Nembe Kingdom led by His Eminence, Mingi XII, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom has dissolve and suspended two heads of the Youths and women Affairs Committee and Nembe Youths Congress (NYC) over alleged wrong dealings with Aiteo Oil limited, misaapropiration of funds and irregular power supply to the kingdom.
The decision, which was announced yesterday an emergency meeting of the Head Chiefs of the fourteen (14) Major Groups of War Canoe Chieftaincy Houses of Nembe Kingdom, over the recent protest by women and youths of the kingdom, stated that the Youth & Women Affairs Standing Committee headed by Chief G. G Womiegha cease to function with immediate effect and that the current President of Nembe Youths Congress, Christopher ENU also ceases to function in such capacity with immediate effect.
It was gathered that the youths and women had last week staged a massive protest in Nembe-Ogbolomabiri against the duo of Chief G. G. Womiegha and Christopher Enu over alleged incompetence, under-hand dealings with Aiteo oil after calls for the non-renewal of their oil licence, poor management of power distribution and misappropriation.
Sources said that the protest would have turned violent if not for the quick intervention of the security agencies including the Joint Military Task force code named Operation Delta Safe, the the Traditional Nembe City Security Outfit and the Police.
The Alternate Chairman of the Nembe Chiefs Council, His Excellency, Chief ( Rtd Navy Captain) Walter Feghabo – Amain, in a statement issued yesterday confirmed the development and stated that the decision was taken after due considerations on the strike action embarked upon by faction of Nembe City Youths Congress on 12th April, 2019 against their Leadership,.
According to him, the decision taken include ”
That the Youth & Women Affairs Standing Committee headed by Chief G. G Womiegha seizes to function with immediate effect.That the current President of Nembe Youths Congress, Christopher ENU also seizes to function in such capacity with immediate effect.”
“A Caretaker Committee will be appointed to run the affairs of the Youths & Women Affairs Committee as well as the Youths Council pending the resolution of all the issues.That Consultative Groups meeting would commence immediately with Deputy Chiefs, Elders, Opu Asawo Itu , Women and Youths to address all other issues raised by the protesting youths after this announcement .”
“That a fact finding committee to be headed by a Deputy Chief with members drawn from Elders, Opu Asawo Itu, Women, and other neutral Youths to investigate the remote and immediate cause of the crisis has been set up for implementation. That the Traditional Nembe City Security Outfit must not be seen to be part of the protesting Youths but to join hands with the law enforcement agencies in Nembe City for the maintenance of law and order, securing lives and properties.”
“Finally, On behalf of the Amanyanabo of Nembe – In – Council, I wish to whole heartedly thank the Commander of the JTF, the Area Commander of Police, the DPO, and the Nembe City Traditional Security for the roles played for the maintenance of law and order in Nembe City. “