#BayelsaGuber: WHO IS Great Joshua MacIver??

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Hon. Joshua Maciver is one of the Leading Bayesla Gubernatorial aspirant for the forthcoming Election in the State. 

See  brief Profile of the Man Hon. Joshua Maciver. 

Hon. Joshua Maciver was born on the 15 day of April, 1979 in Olugbobiri Town in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Nigeria to the family of Mr. Maciver of Olugbobiri Kingdom.  

Hon.  Joshua Maciver attended St Gabriel’ Primary School 2, Olugbobiri from 1986 to 1991 where he got his First School Leaving Certificate and proceeded to Community Secondary School, Olugbobiri from the Year 1992 to 1998.  and later obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in the Year 2007. 

In 2009, Hon. Joshua Maciver gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt to  Study Bachelor of arts,  Linguistic and Communication from where he graduated with “Second class Upper” in the Year 2013.  

Hon. Joshua Maciver is the President of the Iniebi Group Limited from the year 2007 till date. Iniebi Group Limited is a reputable dredging company that has executed so many contacts successfully in Bayelsa and the nation in general. 

Hon. Joshua Maciver is also the Managing Director of  BAJEROS Nigeria Limited from the year 2012 till date. Hon. Macaiver has fought consistently to end pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities  in the Niger Delta Region. 

Hon. Maciver is the Director General of Bayelsa Peace Restoration Team. 2015/2016. A campaign organization for the Re-election of Gov. Henry Seriake Dickson 

Hon. Maciver is the first to start the armed struggle in Bayelsa State as part of the Niger Delta Struggle at the age of 18 in Olugbobiri Kingdom, due largely to the neglect by the Government and the oil companies operating around the Niger Delta region.  He was later arrested by the Government and was prisoned in the year 2003 for three (3) years. He was released and he continued the Niger Delta Struggle in the year 2005. He is a devout Christian who believes that difficulties shall be overcome by those who believe in God. 

It is on record that the Southern Ijaw born Freedom Fighter was the first among the Leaders of the Ex-agitators in Bayelsa to renounce armed struggle even before the then President Umaru Musa Yaradua mooted the Idea of the Amnesty Program. It is also on record that Mr Joshua Maciver is the first to genuinely denounced militancy in the Niger delta region on the 18th day of July 2008. The move he said was taken after a closer review of militants activities and realizing it was counter productive to the development of the region. 

As a result of the positive impact he made on the people and based on his long years of committed and dedicated selfless services to the state and the Ijaw nation at large, Mr Joshua Maciver was appointed the Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council by Excellency Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, the Governor of Bayelsa State on the 8th of April 2016 to 2018

Hon. Macaiver is a progressive-minded leader of thousands of youths because of his philanthropy. If there is anyone that preached against militancy in the Niger Delta, Macaiver was the first. It is against this background that he is loved and respected by both youths and elders alike.

Saint Mienpamo Onitsha is a Social Commentator, Blogger. (Mienpamo@gmail.com; 07016666694)

Writes from Yenagoa 


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