A Niger Delta humanitarian group, the Fenibo Jack Foundation has called for quality education in the Niger Delta region.
Founder of the group, Alabo Fenibo M.M. Jack made this call while speaking at an awareness talk organized by the foundation in conjunction with Niger Delta Kiddies Club for children of Yinyebarimiema Polo, Alaso-Ama waterfront community in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as part of events to celebrate the 2020 World Children’s day.
Represented by Mr. David Amusa, Jack maintained that quality education would help the children of Niger Delta recover from the marginalisation in the Nigerian body politic and the degradation of their environment.
He lamented that the people of Niger Delta have lost their source of livelihood such as fishing and farming to the oil exploration in the region, adding that they have also been marginalised in the Nigerian politics arrangement.
Jack said the only relieve for the region is to give their children quality education, which, according to him, had capacity to emancipate them from the aforementioned shackles.
The founder said the theme: ‘Right for Education without disruption”, was very apt to the development of the region.
He appealed to governments of the Niger Delta states, Ministry of Niger Delta and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to formulate a strong educational policy that would guarantee quality education without hindrances.
He advised the children to take their education serious, adding that once the people of the Niger Delta acquire quality education, oil companies would have no excuse to discriminate against them in terms of employment.