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Niger Delta Buhari to meet elders from oil rich region on October 31

Kachikwu said the meeting, which was slated to hold on October 29, 2016, was moved because it is a Saturday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to meet elders from the Niger Delta region on October 31, 2016.

According to Daily Post, the Minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu said the meeting, which was earlier slated for October 29, 2016, was moved because it is a Saturday.

Kachikwu said “It was actually a suggestion that the meeting could hold about that date, but having found out that 29 is a Saturday, you know it is not possible to drag the President for such a meeting on that day, the better day is Monday, October 31, so that is date.”

Buhari’s plan to meet the elders from the Niger Delta, who formed a group known as the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PNDF), is in line with moves to end hostilities in the region.

Meanwhile, the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers has vowed to resist any form of what they described as modern colonisation of the Niger Delta.

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