‘You have done well’ – Ijaw Diaspora Council hails GbaramatuVoice publisher on his birthday

A socio-cultural organisation based in the United States of America, USA, Ijaw Diaspora Council, IDC, has stated that the publisher/CEO of the Niger Delta leading newspaper, the GbaramatuVoice, Jacob Abai has done well to bring sustainable development to Ijaw ethnic nationality through journalism.

The Ijaw group affirmed that there are so many things the Ijaw Diaspora would not have known if not for Mr. Abai’s leadership at GbaramatuVoice Newspaper and GbaramatuVoice Television.

The group said this on Thursday in a statement signed by its President, Prof. Mondy Selle Gold, joining the Deputy Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro; Col. Milland Dixon Dikio, Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme and many others in celebrating one of their own who has distinguished himself in his career and gained recognition nationally and internationally for diligence, excellence and professionalism.

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The diaspora group with headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A, noted that the Publisher’s approach to people is unfailingly polite, receptive, and friendly, without regard to the person’s place in society or social standing.

The statement reads in part: “With great pleasure, I on behalf of the Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC) and myself, add our warmest good wishes on this happy occasion of the gifted and fearless journalist and publisher of Gbaramatu Voice Newspaper and CEO of Gbaramatu Voice TV, Mr. Jacob Abai. Your birthday reminds us of how much we can learn when journalism becomes more communal, conversational, and international.

“Your approach to people is unfailingly polite, receptive, and friendly, without regard to the person’s place in society or social standing. We have worked together on a few projects, and your wisdom consists of learning how to make yourself ready for all contingencies. Your unfailing concern for the development of Ijaw ethnic nationality is always glaring.

'You have done well' - Ijaw Diaspora Council hails GbaramatuVoice publisher on his birthday

“Over the past few years, there are so many things the Ijaw Diaspora would not have known if not for your leadership at GbaramatuVoice Newspaper and Gbaramatu Voice Television. You must stay in that place and sustain the platforms where we can talk to everyone regardless of geographic location about complicated topics or complex issues emanating from different life experiences and perspectives.

“The Ijaw people and other ethnic nationalities have seen catastrophic crude oil spills and experienced disagreements over our history and democracy in Nigeria. Through the GbaramatuVoice, you have consistently connected people, culture, and history worldwide to better understand our collective past and common agenda.

“We believe that a better future doesn’t happen through collective handwringing in the pages of newspapers and social media platforms across the country and continents. The Ijawland can only be a better place when each of us, our organizations, and our communities look at the causes of the degradation, economic disparities, institutional paralysis, and fragmentation of our democracy without selfish aims.

“Ijaw Diaspora Council is grateful to be part of a strong, resilient Ijaw ethnic nationality community. We hope that through fostering essential conversations and learning from other organizations and countries around the world, we can encourage all the leaders to get involved more passionately in helping to restore peace and trust in Ijaw land.

“Our view is that we cannot reasonably resolve major issues undermining the development of Ijaw unless we have a government that cares about the impact of environmental degradation and economic stagnation in Ijaw land. There must be Rule of Law and a functioning democracy that has full participation, trust, and a belief in the necessity of compromise. The Ijaw Diaspora has a responsibility and is determined to be part of the solution. We cannot afford to be neutral regarding well-documented exploitative tendencies that might be considered controversial in the public sphere.

“You have on several occasions, recognized the importance of international relationships and collaboration to internationalize the Ijaw agenda. We look forward to seeing you at the most critical international convention organized by the Ijaw Diaspora on July 2- 4, 2022, at the Crowne Plaza in Newark, NJ, United States. It will be naturally a great opportunity to meet with well-known international investors and journalists, and participate in the most prestigious acknowledgments of Ijaw leaders in the last 60 years.

“You have captured global attention and your desire for journalistic excellence is known worldwide, and you should sustain it. From the depths of our hearts, we join in the world to wish our own Jacob Abai an awesome birthday,” it concluded.

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