The former leaders of the Niger Delta Militants groups have updated the President over the need for the completion of the East-West road project and an increase in the funding of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in order to secure lives and also encourage security and equally increase the capacity of the youths in the region.
The ex-militant leaders also advised the President to make sure the Ogoni clean-up is completed successfully and compel oil multinationals to engage the youths from the region in gainful employment to maintain the ongoing peace in the area.
The National President of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, Pastor Reuben Wilson also known as General Pastor, called for spirited efforts by all the stakeholders to further drive development initiatives in the Niger Delta region.
Pastor Reuben Wilson said, “We are begging the President to help complete the East-West Road which has become a death trap, causing loss of lives and damage to vehicles on daily basis.
We also use this medium to call on him to look into the Ogoni clean-up to ensure the project is completed successfully.
He further said; the President should use is power of incumbency to compel the oil companies working in the region to engage youths in the region to avoid restiveness instead of importing workers from outside.