The national executives of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, has reacted to to the change of guard at the Presidential Amnesty Program.
On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (rtd).
He also approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo.
In a statement on Wednesday, Barr. Henry Iyalla, IYC spokesman, said the development has come at a very critical time when the Niger Delta is in dire need of the implementation of the Niger Delta blueprint.
“We are hopeful that with the wealth of experience Prof Dokubo brings to the table he will deal squarely with the true and pressing needs of the Niger Delta to ensure peace that will propel development.
“We therefore, urge him not to play politics with his position, but strive to introduce programs that will drive the development of the region and the fulfilment of the core objectives of the amnesty program.
“We wish you well in your new office and assure you of our support in ensuring your successful tenure”, it noted.