BUHARI VANGUARD SOUTH-SOUTH APPEALS TO NIGER-DELTA AVENGERS (NDA) TO EMBRACE DIALOGUE IN THE INTEREST OF PEACE & DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR REGION. THE EFFORTS OF FORMER PRESIDENTS HE Yar’Adua . . .
HE GOODLUCK JONATHAN FORMER NDDC BOSS TIMI ALAIBE AND FORMER GOVERNOR TIMIPRE SYLVA IN BRINGING PEACE TO THE NIGER-DELTA THROUGH THE AMNESTY PROCESS SHOULD NOT BE THROWN TO THE GUTTERS…IT IS NOTEWORTHY TO STATE THAT PRES. BUHARI HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT IN EXTENDING THE AMNESTY PROGRAMME TO BENEFIT OUR PEOPLE. IT IS ALSO A FACT THAT PRES. MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S CORE PRIORITY TO SOLVE THE DEGRADATION OF THE NIGER-DELTA WHICH PROCESS HAS ALREADY BEGAN FROM THE CLEAN-UP OF THE OGONI LAND CANNOT BE DISPUTED.
Our hearts are drawn to the recent violent attacks on chevron’s major oil and gas installations by the niger-delta avengers in the south-south region of Nigeria. It is not only regrettable but it is also something that affects our collective development as a people. In our modern day society, strong societal needs have never been met through violence. Bombs and bullets have never been the avenue to attract development anywhere in the world. Uyo the most developed modern city in the south-south was never built through violence from 1999 till date. Across Lagos, and major cities of the world, sustainable development have always been unveiled within a peaceful environment. It is this peace that we need. We must move forward as a people. Peace will help us move forward. We must make dynamic progress as a people.
Photo (L) : President Buhari Vanguard South-South Zonal Coordinator, Hon. Romeo Bekeyei & (R) fire burning from a militant attack on an oil installation in the Niger Delta.
Peace will help us achieve that in the niger-delta. While the Pres. Muhammadu Buhari administration is keen on wiping away the corruption which has caused the degradation in the niger-delta, he is also keen on bringing overall and lasting development to our people in the niger-delta. We must adequately play our own part in bringing to the table through a peaceful consensus, our needs for the niger-delta. And these needs must be sincere and honest enough to benefit our children and their children’s children. Let us search our conscience and our hearts.
The niger-delta belongs to all of us. With the incessant bombings, the Niger-delta will not be conducive for us as it will bring about both economic and ecological consequences for our land which will never be necessary. And as producers of Nigeria’s major export commodity which is crude oil, our land shall be a place of beauty, which shall be achieved through peaceful co-existence amongst our people and with the Federal government. Buhari Vanguard South-South urge the Niger-Delta
Avengers to work with the federal and state governments in the south-south in maintaining a peaceful coexistence while working towards rapid development for our land. We are assured that with a peaceful coexistence in our land, the benefits of the 2016 appropriation bill recently signed into law by Pres. Buhari will undeniably be felt by all in the south-south.