President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with stakeholders from the Niger Delta as efforts continue towards finding a lasting solution to the militancy in the oil-rich region.
The presidency posted this message on its social media handle: “Meeting with Niger Delta Stakeholders this afternoon: Governors, former Governors, Ministers, Legislators, Traditional Rulers, Activists, Youths.”
A closed-door affair, the meeting is holding at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
At the launch of a new energy sector roadmap, ‘The 7 Big Wins’ last week, Minister of state for Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu had told journalists that a meeting between the President and Niger Delta elders is on the cards.
“Our target is to ensure zero militancy in the area. This planned meeting shows the level of interest the president has to ensure peace in the area,” Kachikwu had said.
Speaking at the event, President Buhari also reiterated commitment to bringing peace to the Niger Delta region, so as to boost the production of crude oil and shore up the Nation’s resources.
He said: “Whatever challenges we are currently facing in the region, our resolve and capability to work with all stakeholders to restore normalcy will guarantee success.”