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“Urhobo nation’s destiny, too important”


Urhobo Progress Union members. PHOTO:

Urhobo Progress Union members. PHOTO:

President, Urhobo Summit Group (USG), Prof. Victor Jike, says the collective destiny of Urhobo people is too important to be left in one segment of the Urhobo nation, remarking that the group was out to bring development to the doorsteps of its people.

Jike made the remarks in Abraka during the end of year luncheon of core members of the group on Friday. He noted that USG was out to proffer solutions to the myriads of problems facing the Urhobo nation and to provide a blueprint on the way forward for its people.

He maintained that USG is a non-partisan, intellectually inclined and predominantly Urhobo Socio-Cultural Group, whose members are desirous to deploy their training and expertise to promote meaningful development in Urhobo land.


Jike, who is a professor of sociology and psychology at the Delta State University, Abraka, highlighted some of the objectives of the group, which include: “to foster unity among divergent interests and enhance the prospects of development along natural endowments where Urhobo has comparative advantage.

“To ensure that the numerical strength of Urhobo is constantly transposed to the collective advantage of the Urhobo people in the areas of appointments, promotion, distribution of development resources and to establish a permanent mechanism for dialogue, reconciliation and conflict resolution on a continuing basis in Urhobo land.”

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