By Tare Youdeowei
THE Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change, NDIMRC, has commended the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, for ending attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region.
The group also dismissed allegations against the minister for holding selective town hall meetings in Niger Delta.
The oil monitoring group described the minister as transparent with a burning desire to transform the region.
The minister was alleged to be holding selective town hall meetings with some groups and former militant leaders in the region which was alleged to be capable of creating tension and dividing interests against the peace package put together by the Federal Government for the region.
But in a statement by its President, Nelly Emma, Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Office, PRO, Stanley Mukoro, NDIMRC kicked against the accusation against the minister, describing same as not true.
Frowning at the allegation, the group warned those determined to frustrate the peace process of the minister to desist forthwith and support him to restore the needed peace and attract more investors to the region.
“It is not true that the Minister of State for Petroleum is involved in selective town hall meetings in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. The minister has been very transparent and he should be commended for his initiatives in driving the peace process in the region.
‘’The price of oil has gone up as a result of the relentless efforts of the Minister who wants nothing but the best for the oil rich Niger Delta region and its people. The accusation against the minister, who to the best of our knowledge has carried all critical stakeholders along in his town hall meetings, is unfair.
“We should all support Kachikwu, who has succeeded in ending attacks on oil facilities in the region, rather than accuse him of selective meetings with some groups and former militant leaders in the region,’’ the group said.
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