Cross River youths under the auspices of Northern Cross River Youth Coalition (NCRYC), Tuesday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, over ministerial nomination of Goddy Jedi-Agba.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Comrade Sunday Michael Emaluji and Mr Francis Peters on behalf of the group, who described the nomination as well deserved and proper decision by Buhari.
According to the statement the NCRYC is pleased with the appointment made by the President, because it was based on merit Jedi-Agba’s name was added to the ministerial list sent to the Senate for screening.
Jedi-Agba was Group General Manager (GGM) at Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) NNPC in 2012, and had served in other departments in the corporation.
He said: “We are impressed with the ministerial nomination of Goddy Jedi-Agba by President Muhammadu Buhari. We commend Mr President for the wisdom and consideration given to our son and brother as worthy to serve in the ‘Next Level’ administration.
“We the young people in Northern Cross River Youth Coalition (NRCYC) are proud of the wealth of experience that Jedi-Agba has over the years, and has distinguished himself in the oil and gas industry. We believe that he can professionally impact positively the development of our country as a technocrat.
“He has an intimidating profile and performance in his chosen field of study and meritorious service he has rendered to this country and his track record speaks volume about him because of the strong pedigree he possesses that has made him to carve a niche for himself, which also he is passionate and patriotic to serve his country.
“We also assure Mr President that his nomination of Jedi-Agba is not a mistake but the best decision that would move Nigeria to the next level. We believe he will place your administration on an enviable height.
“Therefore, we passionately appeal to you to appoint him as Minister for the petroleum industry based on his experience in the sector as a former Group General Manager, Crude, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). We also appeal to Mr President to consider appointing other persons from Cross River North.”
They also called on the would-be-Minister to work together with the Governor of the State, Prof Ben Ayade, to ensure development of Cross River North and the old Ogoja Region and the entire Cross River State.
The group also urged the Senate to clear Jedi-Agba as Minister, “We appreciate the 9th Senate and also know that they are also distinguished in carrying out national assignments in the interest of the nation.
“We therefore passionately appeal to the distinguished senators to consider the rapid screening process of Goddy Jedi-Agba as minister, and with his experience Nigeria will experience rapid development in the sector he will be overseeing.”
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