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Buhari Confirms Dialogue With Niger Delta Militants


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed that his administration was currently engaging the Niger Delta militants in talks in order to end the spate of destruction of crude oil facilities in the region. He said the talks were being done through oil companies and law-enforcement agencies and were meant to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke while granting farewell audience to the outgoing Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Zinner, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari added that the Federal Government was studying the instruments of the Amnesty Programme inherited from the previous administration, with a view to carrying out commitments made that were undelivered.
“We understand their feelings. We are studying the instruments. We have to secure the environment, otherwise investment will not come.  We will do our best for the country,” the President was quoted as saying.
Buhari thanked the German government for its continuing support to Nigeria in the efforts to tackle insecurity and the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced citizens in crisis-torn areas in the north-eastern parts of the country.
The outgoing German ambassador noted that bilateral relations between Nigeria and Germany had improved significantly in the last 12 months of the current administration.
Meanwhile, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has advised the Federal Government not to take lightly the threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to intensify their attacks on foreigners and oil installations.

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