Niger Delta: Osinbajo visits Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Monday begin a visit to oil-rich states as part of Federal Government’s efforts aimed at ending renewed militancy in the Niger Delta area.

Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.

According to Akande, the consultation will take the Vice-President to Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States.

The statement read, “In further demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness and determination to comprehensively address the Niger Delta situation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, 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.

“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.”