An international conference on the Niger Delta crisis is to hold in Johannesburg, South Africa, in November.
Convened by Dr. Victor Ojakorotu of International Studies, Monash University, Johannesburg, the conference will, among other things, probe how the Nigerian government can regain the initiative in finding solutions to the Niger Delta problem.
A statement by the convener says key speakers at the conference include the Deputy Governor of Delta state, Professor Amos Uduaghan, Abraham Ogbodo, Deputy Poliical Editor, The Guardian, Professor Onookome of the University of Alberta, Canada and Mr. Oma Djebah, Commissioner for Information, Delta state.
The conference is expected to provide an international platform for the discussion of the crisis in the Niger Delta. It will also examine the factors that have precipitated the conflict with a view to proposing appropriate solutions.
It will also highlight the international raminifications of the crisis and propose strategies for their mitigation and provide a framework of action that outlines the plausible contributions of both local and international actors to the resolution of the crisis.