Statement From The Minister Who Visited The Niger Delta Avengers


After the Minister himself (Solomon Dalung) disclosed on his twitter handle that he held talks with the Niger Delta  Avengers;

The minister of youth and sports Barrister Solomon Dalung held a talk with the Niger Delta Militant, the Avengers.
Blaming the previous administration for the level of poverty in the communities, Oga Solo, stated his journey to Delta state where he meet with the members of Niger Delta Avengers as an attempt to find solution to the problems in the region.

As reported by Naij, Solomon Dalung who said that it took him two hours on the high sea before he could get to the community have this to say;

 “On reaching the community after the two-hour journey on the high sea, I met with the members of the communities who told me that their dream was to be included in the Nigerian project, that the education facilities and other basic social amenities are almost non-existent in the communities. They also raised concern of incessant attacks by the Nigerian Military.”

He {Oga Solo} also said that;

 “As a youth minister, I know there the Avengers are mostly youths who have potentials to be great citizens of this country.”

And though the letter was sealed, but he talked of the issues they (Avengers)  raised.

“The issues include the Niger-Delta Maritime University, pipeline community policing which they said the government had denied them, and the inability of the government to continue with the amnesty programme established by former President Umaru Musa Yarádua Yar’Adua.”

Not only that, Oga Solo also revealed some of the things he witnessed over there by himself.

 “After going round some of the communities, I noticed that government projects were almost non-existent. I saw a secondary school signboard somewhere but the school is yet to be developed, the community has a clinic but still at the foundation level and a borehole that is not functional.”


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