FG, International community to collaborate on Niger Delta

FG, International community to collaborate on Niger Delta

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:33 pm

Vice President Osinbajo and British High Commissioner to Nigeria after the meeting on Niger Delta


The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd.), on Friday said that the Federal Government and the international community would collaborate to stabilise the Niger Delta region.

Boroh, who is also the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, said this after a delegation of foreign envoys and Niger Delta stakeholders met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

“The move by the Federal Government to resolve the issues in Niger Delta has been very positive.

“We just had a meeting with the International community that are very much in support of the Federal Government to resolve and stabilise the Niger Delta region.’’

Boroh said that the meeting was an on-going process aimed to resolve the issues of the region.

Mr John Groffen, the Ambassador of Netherlands to Nigeria, also disclosed that a lot of embassies in Abuja had indicated interest in the developments of the Niger Delta region.

Groffen said that the envoys came to consult with the Vice President in continuation of on-going dialogue on resolving the region’s challenges.

“As a group we came together and we met with the Vice President last year when there was a re-launch of militancy in the Niger Delta, which got us a bit worried.

“Nigeria is a very important country; the Niger Delta is a very important region where the money for Nigeria is being made; it is the economic motor of this country.

“Stability and instability in the Niger Delta affects Nigeria, affects the region and affects the world at large.



Groffen admitted that the meeting with the Vice President was fruitful.



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