Former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Niger Delta militant Asari Dokubo met with Niger Delta Development Minister Abubakar Momoh.
The minister spoke with Jonathan and Dokubo about problems plaguing the Niger Delta region and how to address concerns with infrastructure and crude oil theft, according to a statement released by his office on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the minister’s visit to the former president was made in order to solicit assistance on how to more effectively address the region’s ongoing problems.
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The article continued by stating that useful and informative conversations were held regarding methods to deal with the problem of stolen crude, improve infrastructure, and create job possibilities for the teeming youngsters of the Niger Delta.
According to the release, the minister aspires to promote growth and improvement in this crucial region of Nigeria, which is consistent with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
The statement reads: “On Tuesday, the former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, hosted the Minister at his residence in Abuja. They engaged in valuable and insightful discussions, focusing on strategies to combat crude oil theft, improve infrastructure, and create employment opportunities for the youth in the Niger Delta region.
“Accompanying the minister was the ex-president’s former Chief of Staff and former Deputy Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Chief Mike Oghiadohme.
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“Engr. Momoh commended former President Jonathan for sharing his wealth of experience for the betterment of the Niger Delta region. He also expressed appreciation for the wisdom and generosity of His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, for taking the time to provide guidance and insights during the meeting. His commitment to the development of Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta region, is truly commendable.
“Engr. Momoh further commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his support and mentorship in addressing critical challenges and advancing the nation’s development.
“To expand his consultations with stakeholders in the Niger Delta region, the Hon. Minister also met with Alhaji Asari-Dokubo, a prominent figure in the Ijaw ethnic group. The primary topics of discussion included regional peace and strategies to combat crude oil theft, which has been detrimental to Nigeria’s oil production.
“Alhaji Asari-Dokubo, a significant political figure, provided valuable advice and expressed his commitment to supporting the Minister in his role.
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“Engr. Momoh conveyed his sincere gratitude to Alhaji Asari-Dokubo for his warm welcome and valuable insights during the meeting. He emphasized the importance of such support as they work towards a brighter future for the Niger Delta region and the entire Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“According to Asari-Dokubo, the Minister is a sincere personality who would be dedicated to addressing infrastructural deficits in the Niger Delta. He called on Niger Deltans to support the Minister and prevent obstacles that could derail the Ministry’s development plan.
“Asari-Dokubo also urged President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to take action to recover the monies wrongly allocated to unrelated projects by past governments.”
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