Niger Delta Leaders at their meeting with President Buhari have demanded the allocation of Oil Blocs and contract awards to indigenes of the Niger Delta Region
Leader of the delegation, Chief Edwin Clarke, addressing the state house correspondents after meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, said they were well received by the president.
Other demands on the list Presented to Buhari by the Amanayanabo Twon brass, King Alfred Diete Spiff, on behalf of the delegation, include adequate funding of the Niger Delta amnesty Programme for repentant militants, the demilitarization of the region, and the relocation of the headquarters of Oil Companies from Lagos to the Niger Delta Region.
Other demands are a maritime university, jobs for the trained repentant militants, the extension of the clean-up of Ogoniland to other degraded communities, manpower and human resource development, infrastructural development and support for the internally displaced people in the region.
The meeting had in attendance, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as well as governors of Imo, Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Bayelsa and Cross River States.
Others in the Niger Delta’s negotiating team, Ankoo Briggs, Alabo Graham Douglas, Timi Alaibe, and Former Governors Donald Duke and Victor Attah.