We'll Rebuild The Niger Delta, Buhari Assures
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration would rebuild Nigeria,
including the Niger Delta region, and therefore solicits patience and
understanding from the citizenry.
Receiving a delegation of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group, led by
His Royal Highness, King Alfred Diette-Spiff, the Amanyanabo of Twon
Brass, Bayelsa State, at State House, Abuja, Thursday, President Buhari
pledged that under his watch Nigeria will witness judicious utilization of
“We intend to rebuild this country; so that our children and
grand-children 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 utilize the resources of Nigeria with integrity and rebuild the
The President said the gazette on the Niger Delta amnesty programme by the
Umaru Yar’Adua administration is being studied with a view to determining
what had been fulfilled, promising that whatever is left would equally be
“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, “the President 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
He used the occasion of his audience with the Group to reiterate his
appeal to those who perpetrate violence to embrace peace and give
government a chance.
The leader of the Group, King Alfred Diette-Spiff, said the group was made
of peace builders, dedicated to peace and stability in the region.
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