Buhari: Amnesty programme undergoing review


    Niger-Delta-3-1President Muhammadu Buhari says the gazette on the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme is being studied with a view to determining what had been fulfilled, promising that whatever is left would equally be addressed.

    The President, who spoke while receiving a delegation of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group, led by the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, Bayelsa State and first Military Governor of old Rivers State, King Alfred Diette-Spiff at the State House yesterday, pledged the judicious application of the nation’s resources.

    He, again, restated that the rebuilding of the country remained central to the policies of the current administration.

    To achieve the onerous task, Buhari sought the patience and understanding of the citizenry.“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 meet with other leaders, please pacify the people. We will utilise the resources of Nigeria with integrity and rebuild the country,” he said.

    The President charged the members of the group to reiterate his appeal to those who perpetrate violence to embrace peace and give government a chance.

    “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,” he added.

    Buhari sympathised with investors who borrowed lot of money to invest in the Niger Delta region but were yet to recoup their investments owing to insecurity.

    Earlier, King Diette-Spiff said the group was made of peace builders, dedicated to peace and stability in the oil-rich region. -Guardian