Buhari / Niger Delta leaders’ peace meeting shifted again

The meeting called by the Presidency with leaders of the Niger Delta region, which was slated for October 29, has been moved to the November 1, 2016, a key member of the group, has said.

The information moving the meeting to the new date was passed to the Edwin Clark-led Pan-Niger Delta State Consultative Forum by Petroleum Minister, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, according to one of the leaders.

The meeting, according to the source, has been shifted to allow for more consultation among the various stakeholders who are to meet with the President Muhammadu Buhari, his security aides, Niger Delta governors and about 40 representatives of the Niger Delta region.

No fewer than 13 top class traditional rulers and prominent leaders are expected to take part in the peace parley aimed at ending the dastardly bombing of oil facilities in the troubled Niger Delta region.

A leading member of the Pan-Niger Delta States Consultative Forum said the group would use the window provided by the shift to meet with aggrieved Niger Delta youths in the creeks to appease them and seek their support and cooperation for the crucial meeting.


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