Osinbajo to visit Niger Delta communities for talks with stakeholders

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to tour states in the Niger Delta region of the country in a move planned by the Federal Government to foster peace in the area.
The news of the impending visits was conveyed to the public in a statement issued by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande on Saturday.
Akande wrote that “In further demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness and determination to comprehensively address the Niger Delta situation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, 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.
“At a later date to be announced soon, the Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo would also be visiting Bayelsa and Rivers States.”
He added that “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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