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.
“I 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.”
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.
*Okon Bassey – Thisday