The Congress for Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (CNDE) led by a former Militant Commander, Mr. Ebikabowei Victor-Ben, aka, Boyloaf, has postponed the 2022 Niger Delta Peace Day Celebration scheduled for September 21st.
The event was organised by CNDE in collaboration with the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and the Bayelsa State Government to commemorate the day militants in the Niger Delta surrendered their weapons and embraced the Amnesty declared by the Federal Government.
The Niger Delta Peace Day, earlier scheduled to hold in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, had a Peace Summit designed to provide an opportunity for the ex-militants to reaffirm their commitment to sustaining the peace in the region.
Prior to the postponement, the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri was named as the chief host; the immediate past Interim Administrator for the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd) was to deliver the key note address as the co-host while the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, was named as the Special Guest of Honour.
Also the President, Ijaw National Congress (INC) was named the Chairman of the event; the Interim Administrator, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Guest of Honour while the Executive Director, Nigerian Content Development and Management Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, alongised, Sunny Ofehe Founder
Hope for Niger Delta Campaign
in the Netherlands were to speak at the event.
Victor-Ben regretted the postponement saying a new date would be announced for the event.