A group of ex-militants under the aegis of National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A) have asked President Buhari to approve the payment of the outstanding allowances owed them.
The group said the payment of the stipends will help most families feed in this harsh economic period.
The President of the group, Israel Akpodoro also said militancy will reduce in the Niger Delta if the outstanding allowances are paid.
Adding that the wrong impression of neglect which the people of the Niger Delta have about the Federal Government will also be changed.
A new militant group-Asawana Deadly Force of Niger Delta (ADFND) has emerged in the Niger Delta region.
The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) also called on the Federal Government to explain how the North East Development Commission (NEDC) will be funded.