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Niger Delta: Pressure On Atiku, Obi As Tinubu Meet Stakeholders On Amnesty, NDDC Masterplan

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September 20, (THEWILL) – There is rising pressure on the Presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, over the outcome of the meeting between the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the road map for the development of the Niger Delta region.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the meeting with stakeholders of the region including ex-militant leaders assured that he will sustain the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and ensure the implementation of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) masterplan for communities in the region.

Tinubu, who took the Niger Delta Stakeholders on a journey of how his administration will reap the gains from the Russia-Ukraine war in the area of oil and gas revenues, pointed out that the ongoing war has thrown Europe into an energy crisis, and they are looking towards Africa for gas energy and that Nigeria will be a major player.

He was quoted as saying that “Nigeria is expected to generate billions in dollars from the sales of gas and will enable the country to pay its debts, build infrastructures, pay salaries of striking University lecturers and put Nigeria on the path of economic growth and development.”

Commenting on the outcome of the meeting between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Niger Delta Stakeholders, High Chief Prere Agbeinfa pointed out that the meeting also agreed that the recent award of the Crude Oil Pipeline Surveillance contract was done in line with such plan by the present and successive administration, “we are aware of the fact that oil and gas are primarily located in the Niger Delta region, and the contract is meant to protect the free flow of oil and gas exploration that will generate billions of dollars into the nation’s treasury.

“It is also agreed that these crude oil pipeline Surveillance contractors are working in partnership with ex-militants leaders of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, in order to arrest the oil thieves and secure the pipelines which will benefit millions of families across Nigeria and boost the nation’s economy.

“As a visionary, Asiwaju Tinubu has also pledged not to terminate the Presidential Amnesty Programme that have benefitted millions of Niger Delta families and have maintained the peace in the region for the smooth exploration of oil and gas from the region. Tinubu promised to work with the ex-militant leaders and well-meaning Nigerians for the sustained finding of such a strategic programme.

High Chief Pere Agbeinfa also announced the need for the other Presidential Aspirants, particularly Atiku Abubarkar and Peter Obi, to unveil their own plans for the people of the Niger Delta region.