Niger Delta, Buhari

Buhari, Niger Delta stakeholders meet Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday meet with critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta with a view to find lasting solutions to the crisis in the region.

A top Presidency source told our correspondent yesterday that the meeting had been scheduled to hold at 12 noon at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The nation’s oil production had been reportedly halted as a result of persistent attacks on oil and gas installations by Niger Delta militants in the region.

The source hinted that former President Goodluck Jonathan is not among the Niger Delta leaders expected at the meeting.

He however did not provide any explanation on why the former president is not expected to be at the meeting.

He listed stakeholders expected to attend the meeting as including all the governors from the region, traditional rulers, among other leaders and groups of the coastal states.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, also yesterday confirmed that the meeting would take place Tuesday.

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