President Muhammadu Buhari on today met with some Niger Delta stakeholders including state governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting which was held at the Council Chamber had stakeholders from nine states including Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Edo, Cross Rivers, Imo, Akwa Ibom and Abia.
Also at the meeting was Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors of Edo, Cross River, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Akwa Ibom.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachair David Lawal, some ministers, Service Chiefs and some National Assembly members were also present at the meeting.
Amongst the stakeholders from Niger Delta included Chief Edwin Clarke, His Royal Majesty, Chief Diette Spiff, former governor of Cross River, Donald Duke, former governor of Akwa Ibom, Obong Victor Atta, Ankio Briggs, Alabo Graham Douglas, Timi Alaibe and Mr. Nduka Ogbabena.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and Tompolo were however absent at the meeting.
Details of the meeting were not immediately known, but we are on standby to keep our teeming readers informed as soon as the details are made public.
The leaders however, presented a 16 point agenda to President Muhammadu Buhari at the meeting which was held behind closed doors.
The requests were presented by the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass Bayelsa State, King Alfred Diete Spiff, on behalf of the leaders who visited the President under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Forum.
Among other things, the leaders are demanding for the allocation of oil blocks and awards of contracts to indigenes of the region, review of the amnesty programme, de-militarisation of communities in the region and relocation of operational headquarters of oil companies to the region, among others.
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