A crucial meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Niger Delta Stakeholders aimed at finding lasting solutions to the crises in the oil producing areas is now underway in Abuja.
Adamu Sambo reports that the meeting is being attended by Governors and Ministers from the region, Traditional rulers as well as prominent indigenes of the area.
Also in attendance include Chairmen of relevant committees of the National Assembly, service chiefs, Inspector General of Police and other political appointees from the Niger Delta.
The meeting which is the first formal engagement between the President and people of the region is expected critically to analyze all contending issues and come up with a robust plan for lasting peace, stability in the region as well as sustainable economic growth in the country.
President Muhammadu had recently maintained that despite prevailing challenges oil and gas produced in the Niger Delta remains critical to the Nigerian economy of today and the future as well as the most immediate and practical keys out of the present economic crisis.