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We Will Go and Dialogue With Niger Delta Militants – Ibe Kachikwu

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Ibe KachikwuThe Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu has said the Federal Government is considering opening a robust dialogue with the Niger-Delta militants on the need to stop militancy in the oil rich region.

He made the statement in an interactive session with a coalition of civil societies in Lagos. Also present was the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

“The military tanks cannot stop or solve problem of militancy in the Niger Delta region. I will have to go back to my brothers; they are our brothers. We will go and dialogue with them,” Kachikwu said.

Kachikwu also pointed out that the fuel subsidy regime is not sustainable, hence its removal.

On why queues disappeared immediately the price of petrol was hiked, Kachikwu said:

“Queues disappeared because everybody who had incentive to hoard were no longer hoarding and those who were in the business other than hoarding petroleum business for hoarding sake left the business because there was no need to hoard. Again we were having pretentious number of consumption for subsidy payment.”

Credit: TODAY.ng

3 Comments

  1. nene+

    May 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Ibe give me high five on this!
    Militarising waters and creeks that takes several hours to navigate? People who don’t know Niger Delta said the new sherrif is in town to level waters and creeks and NDA?

    Dialogue and equity is the way to go. All their demands may not be met but most are genuine. Ignore parasite who have not contributed to Nigeria with any resource of theirs since 1958 yet shout deal with NDA to the roof top Niger Delta have fed Nigeria before I was born they deserve better than they get.

    Some people who will rush to insult have never crossed Ore!

  2. nnenne

    May 25, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Niger Delta certainly deserve more than they get.
    Now that oil has been found in Lagos, let’s see how Yorubas will feel if over 70% of the Wells are owned by the people of Niger delta, or even Igbos.

    Fairness and equity brings about peace.

    I am not from the Niger Delta. I have not do not and will not benefit from Nigerian oil. I don’t give a hoot about your oil.
    Am an outsider and look at things with fresh eyes!
    PEACE!

  3. Fleur

    May 25, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Good try but let it be known that you will not be successful. Here is why. You have multiple pressure points on the Nigerian populace – a falling naira, almost double fuel price, lack of salaries for at least 5 months, exorbitant prices for daily needs due to these changes, and acute hopelessness. What would you tell them? That things will be better one day? That they should endure? That this suffering they have disproportionately borne since their birth as young men is okay because Nigeria go better someday? All while they watch the president shake hands with world leaders and Zahra and her sisters keep posting pictures of skin that is not sunbeaten? I am sorry but, No. Wont work with this level of sustained acute material deprivation. This is what the oil companies and your predecessors have done UNSUCCESSFULLY. What you need is a very different strategy that actually incubates hope from within. I’m a end here. You need more info, you inbox me. But mark my words, dialogue or handing out money to agitators will not create the peace we all need in the Niger Delta. #bandageon gangrene #shortsightedness #lowhangingfruitquicklylosesitsnovelty #immediacyapproachyieldsflawedsolutions

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