Buhari Promises To Rebuild Niger Delta


President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will rebuild Nigeria, including the Niger Delta region, as there would be judicious utilisation of resources.

Speaking on Thursday at the State House in Abuja when he received a delegation of the Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group, led by HRM King Alfred Diette-Spiff, the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass in Bayelsa State, Buhari said: “We intend to rebuild this country; so that our children and grandchildren will have a good place they can call their own. A lot of damage has been done, so I want you to tell the people to be patient.

“When you get together with other leaders, please pacify the people. We will utilise the resources of Nigeria with integrity and rebuild the country.”

President Buhari said the gazette on the Niger Delta amnesty programme by the Umaru Yar’Adua administration was being studied with a view to determining what had been fulfilled, promising that whatever was left would equally be addressed.

“I want to get as much intelligence as possible on the situation in the Niger Delta. I have encouraged law enforcement agencies to contact leaders like you in order to have enough information to deal with the issues once and for all,” he said.

He sympathized with investors, who borrowed lots of money to invest in the Niger Delta region and have not recouped their investments due to insecurity.


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