President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is talking to Niger Delta militants through oil companies and law enforcement agencies in a bid to finding lasting solutions to the insecurity challenge in the region.
The President stated this at a farewell audience with Michael Zinner, the outgoing Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria at the State House on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
President Buhari said that the government is studying instruments of the Amnesty Programme inherited from previous administrations 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,” he said.
The President used the opportunity to thank the government of Germany for its continuing support to Nigeria in the efforts to tackle insecurity and the on-going rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced citizens in crisis areas in the North-Eastern parts of the country.
Meanwhile, militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has denied meeting with the minister of youths and sport, Solomon Dalung.