By Emma Amaize
ASABA—CONVENER of Niger Delta Peoples Council, NDPC, Chief Mike Loyibo, yesterday, gave the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration pass mark on its new policy of engaging the people of Niger Delta, strong-willed fight against corruption and maintenance of peace and security.
He said, in a statement: “Mr. President has taken the right step towards a permanent solution to the age-long crisis that has bedeviled the Niger Delta. The widespread engagement of the different groups in the Niger Delta region tells volumes of the willingness of this administration to genuinely develop the region.
“He opted for a political solution, which has brought peace to the region. I want to thank him for the release of some of the freedom fighters from detention, while also pleading for the release of the rest to ensure permanent peace that we all crave for.
“The Buhari-led administration has performed well by doggedly fighting and defeating corruption to sanitize governance. This administration has also defeated Boko Haram and thereby, scored very high in maintaining peace and security.
“I admire a great deal the commitment and passion demonstrated by Mr. President to salvage our nation from the hands of anti-people and cruel forces bent on continuing with corruption and other crimes against the people. Our President is very courageous and I commend him highly.”