The Ijaw ethnic nationality became the first ethnic nationality to sign the Niger Delta Peoples Charter.
The signing was done, on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
The NDPC was signed on behalf of the Ijaw ethnic nationality by His Royal Majesty, King Frank Okiakpe, Agadagba X of Gbaraun Kingdom, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Others to have signed the NDPC so far included Emeritus Professor Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa who signed representing Bayelsa, and Engr Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu representing Rivers State.
The Niger Delta Peoples Charter solicit over 70 signatures from ethnic nationality representatives, State representatives, and representatives of Pan Niger Delta Organisations and groups. The Charter declares the rights of the ethnic nationalities of the region to self determination amongst others and will be presented to the world on 23rd February 2022 on the 55th anniversary of the declaration of the Niger Delta Republic by Major Isaac Adaka Boro.