Nigeria: Govt proposes new vision for oil producing Niger Delta communities

*Nigeria oil workers.

04 March 2017, Uyo — In an attempt to reduce tension, violent protest, kidnapping and attack on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region, the federal government has proposed a new vision to signpost a new era to oil producing communities in the region.

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, stated this Thursday at a town hall meeting held with elders and people of Akwa Ibom State in continuation of his tour of states in the Niger Delta region.

ā€œI am here as the emissary of President Muhammadu Buhari who after the visit of Pan Niger Delta Forum in November 2016 decided that we must undertake a visit to engage with the leadership and people of oil producing communities of the region to hear them and understand their problems and concern.ā€

He said the tour is to offer communities in the Niger Delta and all oil producing communities a new vision and a new compact in the great source of wealth of the nation.

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Okon Bassey – Thisday

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