Despite the Federal Government’s decision to de-escalate (reduce) military operations in the Niger Delta communities, military personnel will still remain on the region’s waterways.
This was one of the decisions reached at a meeting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had with the nation’s service chiefs and governors of oil-producing states on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting was called to discuss the renewed attacks and destruction of oil facilities by militants in the Niger Delta, which had crippled crude oil production and power supply.
Governors, who attended the meeting, are Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa); Adams Oshiomhole (Edo); and Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo).
Cross River State was represented by the deputy governor while the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usoro Uguru; and the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, also attended.
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