The Ijaw Youth Council, (IYC) Worldwide, has stressed the need for youths to look beyond politics, oil and gas sector and explore business opportunities that abound in the State.

Its spokesperson, Ebilade Ekerefe made the call during a courtesy call on the on the CEO BARAZA Multipurpose Cooperative Pastor Miebi Bribena in his office in Yenagoa on Tuesday.

Comrade Ekerefe blamed the dwindling economic fortune of the region on total dependence on oil and gas.

He lauded the vision of Pastor Bribena at diverting the economy of the state from oil and gas sector, as well creating business avenue for teeming youths in the state.

He, therefore, called on Ijaw youths to take advantage of all the Investment opportunities at the Baraza multi-purpose cooperative and be self reliant, prosperous and independent.

“we urge our people to take advantage of the opportunities at the Baraza multi-purpose cooperative whose brand is already known globally and make wealth, for there is a hand of God in it.

“The over dependent on politics, oil & gas sector has really hindered the progress of our region, and people.

“As we speak, Nigeria is on a cross road, a lot of things is happening in this nation, while we cry for our demands from FG over ownership of our ancestral heritage, we should explore other opportunities available in other sectors and take advantage of them.”

Comr. Ebilade also commended the CEO, Baraza Multi-purpose cooperative, Pst. Miebi Brebina for his giant stride, selfless service and impact on the lives of our people.

Pst. Miebi Brebina, CEO of Baraza Multi-purpose cooperative, commended the spokesman of ijaw youth for his doggedness, agility and tireless service in agitating, showcasing Ijaw nation to the rest of the world.

Pst. Miebi, assures of his partnership and support to the growth and progress of ijaw youths council worldwide.