COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE NEC MEETING OF EMODU DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, HELD AT THE UYOMIRA GUEST INN, GANAJA, LOKOJA KOGI STATE, ON IST OCTOBER, 2023.

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That there shall be one year tenure extension of the current National leadership of EDA which was consequent upon the inability of AGM to hold as a result of the Burial of Odu Ogidiga come December 26th-27th, 2023.

That the critical stakeholders of Emodu frowned at the importation of Shrine/Idol to Ofabo community by some segment of the youths who are known as trouble makers of the community, urged immediate return of same to avoid regret.

That the EDA National Executive and Emodu stakeholders would adopt every act of legality to forestall peace in all Emodu communities in order to avert the negative image our youths are trying to portray.

That parents should warn their children, the Godfathers who return from City or journey and spur them with hard drinks to gain their loyalty should stop and also warn them to desist from violence as perpetrators would be brought to book.

That the National Executive and other Emodu stakeholders shalll commence job creation initiative for the gainful engagement of the the youths.

That Youth leadership in Emodu should be on CAPACITY basis and not Clanal Rotation.
That there would be an appointment of an EDA National Youth Leadership overseer who will oversee Emodu Youth affairs for proper management.

That Ukpoji should be the custodian of all Ofabo community affairs for the general acceptance of the community members.
The same Ukpoji should call to order the boys behind the imported Idol, he should also charge them for immediate removal and cost for the cleansing of the land.

That the EXCO would be sure the former Police post at Ofabo be reinstated with the establishment of a Civil Defence office to deal with all sorts of illegalities at Ofabo community and its environ.

The NEC finally agreed that the eldest person in the Emodu chiefdom would be identified soon for record and traditional purposes.

Drafted by
Abah Benjamin Eneojo


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