Niger Delta Crisis: Osinbajo To Visit Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States

Yemi Osinbajo
Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo

In a concrete determination to find a lasting solution to the Oil Crisis in the Niger Delta region of the Country, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Monday begin a visit to the oil-rich states as part of Federal Government’s efforts aim at ending renewed militancy in the Niger Delta.

According to a Press Release by Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, it was disclosed that the consultation will take the Vice-President to Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States.

The Press Release reads, “In further demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness and determination to comprehensively address the Niger Delta situation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be visiting a number of oil communities across some Niger Delta States starting on Monday, January 16, 2017, when he travels to Delta State.

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“At a later date to be announced soon, the Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo would also be visiting Bayelsa and Rivers States.

“At these visits, the Vice President will lead high-level delegations of the Federal Government that will interact with leaders and representatives of the oil-producing communities in continuation of ongoing outreach efforts of the Buhari administration towards a long lasting and permanent resolution of the Niger Delta crisis.

“The Buhari presidency is fully committed to having an effective dialogue and positive engagement that will end the crisis in the oil-producing areas, and believes that these visits would further boost the confidence necessary for the attainment of peace and prosperity in the areas and the Nigerian nation in general.”

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