buhari-with-niger-delta-eldersAkwa Ibom Oil Producing Community Development Network has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his decision to dialogue with the Niger Delta Elders Forum.

The President General of the group, Dr. Ufot Phenson, said in Uyo on Tuesday that the dialogue would bring lasting solution to the ongoing militancy in the area.

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He said that the group has passed a vote of confidence on the credibility of the people selected from Akwa Ibom to represent the state in the dialogue team.

Phenson noted that the state representatives in the dialogue team are people of proven integrity. He said that the representatives are filled with wisdom as well as committed to the cause of their fatherland.

He explained that the group is confident that the team will make robust and highly intellectual contributions to the committee.

In Phenson’s words

“We are glad that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally commenced dialogue with the Niger Delta Elders Forum.

“The group has passed a vote of confidence on the credibility of the persons appointed from Akwa Ibom.

“The Akwa Ibom representatives in the dialogue team are people of proven integrity. They are imbued with wisdom and committed to the cause of their fatherland.

“We have no doubt that they will make robust and highly intellectual contributions to the committee. We expect them to deliver on the mandate they were appointed for,” Phenson said