Speaking on behalf of his colleagues on Wednesday, Chairman of Kokodiagbene community, Comrade Sheriff Mulade harped on the need to sustain the prevailing peace between the Ijaws and Itsekiris.
While stating that it was needless to create a chaotic atmosphere to prevent the smooth take off of academic activities in the Nigeria Maritime University, Comrade Mulade implored the Itsekiris to advise those he described as enemies of progress in the area, to desist.
Comrade Mulade strongly appealed to the Itsekiris to embrace peace and work together with their Ijaw neighbours to protect the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko for all Nigerians.
“All hands must be on deck to ensure early and smooth take off of the University” he added.
He warned politicians to stop instigating ethnic war and allow the people to live together in peace for the overall development of the area.
He further charged disgruntled politicians to allow the people to live in peace and stop deceiving the people in order to cause disaffection among Ijaw and Itsekiri neighbours.