President Muhammadu Buhari has called on traditional and community leaders in the Niger Delta region to appeal to their people to exercise patience with the Federal government.
Buhari made this call on Thursday when he received a delegation of the Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group led by the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, Bayelsa State, King Alfred Diette-Spiff, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President promised that under his watch, Nigeria would witness judicious utilisation of resources.
“We intend to rebuild this country so that our children and grand-children will have a good place they can call their own. A lot of damage has been done, so I want you to tell the people to be patient.
“When you get together with other leaders, please pacify the people. We will utilise the resources of Nigeria with integrity and rebuild the country,” the President told his guests.
“I want to get as much intelligence as possible on the situation in the Niger Delta. I have encouraged law enforcement agencies to contact leaders like you in order to have enough information to deal with the issues once and for all, “the President said.