What I discussed with PMB- Dickson

What I discussed with PMB- Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Wednesday where they discussed ways to resolve the issues in the Niger Delta, aljazirahnews gathered.

Dickson rejected calls for military action against the militants as a solution to the crisis which has seen Nigeria’s oil production dip drastically.

“The military solutions as I have always maintained is not the right option, we are hopeful that the ongoing discussions will yield the desired result,” Dickson told journalists after his meeting with the president. “I have always been in support of negotiations, of dialogue as the sustainable way forward. Dialogue will bring out the issues and then we will all unite around these common issues to move our country forward.”

The governor said that the issues in the Niger Delta, the terrain, the historic nature of the issues and challenges are such that military solution may not be the way forward.

He called on political leaders in the Niger Delta to mobilize communal and local leadership.

“We have a duty to support the work intelligence and security agencies are doing, we have a duty to ensure that issues are better appreciated and that we fill the communication gap.

“And where there are issues those issues need be addressed and it’s also our duty to network like I’m doing to ensure that problems that are identified as the root cause of some of these challenges are looked into,” he said.

Tags assigned to this article: