14 February 2012
The Vice Chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, yesterday urged the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) to embrace dialogue.
Dialogue, according to the senator representing Kogi Central, remains the best option for conflict resolution.
Proposing a “multi -stakeholder involvement/engagement” in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Michael Jegede, in
, Abatemi-Usman noted that the issue must be addressed in the interest of the country. Abuja
“All stakeholders from the government, militants, oil&gas companies/multinationals and ultimately the people must collectively come together to resolve this issue.
“All parties must be carried along and engaged objectively so that a lasting solution can be reached,” Abatemi-Usman stated.