Crisis Won’t Resolve Niger/Delta Problem – FG
By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that violence will not resolve the Niger Delta crisis, calling anyone
who is disenchanted with the plight of the region to embrace peace.
Speaking at the screening of the action thriller movie ”Oloibiri’ in Abuja, the Minister said that in violence situations, ”there are
really are no victors, for whichever end.”
”In its essence, ‘Oloibiri’ the movie speaks of the Niger-Delta and Nigeria as a nation.”
He said the present administration, is laying a strong foundation for the speedy development of the Niger Delta and has begun the
implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the Environmental Assessment of
Ogoniland, which was launched last June.
Alhaji Mohammed also noted that the Federal Government has commissioned the Central Ogbia Regional Water Supply Project in
Bayelsa, as part of efforts complete all abandoned water projects to improve livelihood.
Among those who witnessed the command screening of the film were the Minister of Environment Amina Mohammed, Minister of
Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Usman Jibril and the Special Adviser to the President
on Niger Delta Paul Boro.
Also in attendance were some of the stars who featured in the movie, including Mr. Olu Jacobs and Mrs Taiwo Ajayi.