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The Nigerian Government has stepped up efforts to address the unrest in the Niger Delta. In a press release obtained by Nairametrics, the Vice President will be visiting communities in the area to will interact with leaders and representatives of the oil-producing communities in continuation of ongoing outreach efforts of the Buhari administration towards a long lasting and permanent resolution of the Niger Delta crisis.

The government has targeted an average daily crude oil production 2.2mbpd for 2017, a target that could fall short, just like it did in 2016, if the militants continue with their bombing activities. 

Militants have often blamed their leaders for being complicit with past Nigerian governments in exploiting the natural resources of the area. 

Here is the press release. 

In further demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness and determination to comprehensively address the Niger Delta situation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be visiting a number of oil communities across some Niger Delta States starting on Monday, January 16, 2017, when he travels to Delta State. At a later date to be announced soon, the Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo would also be visiting Bayelsa and Rivers States.

At these visits, the Vice President will lead high-level delegations of the Federal Government that will interact with leaders and representatives of the oil-producing communities in continuation of ongoing outreach efforts of the Buhari administration towards a long lasting and permanent resolution of the Niger Delta crisis.

The Buhari presidency is fully committed to having an effective dialogue and positive engagement that will end the crisis in the oil-producing areas, and believes that these visits would further boost the confidence necessary for the attainment of peace and prosperity in the areas and the Nigerian nation in general.

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