Dialogue with aggrieved militants – NASS tells Buhari

Dialogue with aggrieved militants – NASS tells Buhari

- The NASS calls on the federal government to ensure the protection of the nation’s oil and gas assets to facilitate increase in oil production

- The lawmakers advise the government to restore the oil production target of 2.2 million barrels per day in order to shore up our foreign reserves

- The NASS says peaceful means should be immediately crafted and adopted to stop the vandalisation of petroleum and gas assets in the Niger Delta region

Dialogue with aggrieved militants – NASS tells Buhari

NASS has called for the adoption of a peaceful means to stop the vandalisation of petroleum and gas assets in the Niger Delta region.

The National Assembly has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to engage in meaningful and inclusive dialogue with the aggrieved Niger Delta militants to avoid an escalation of the militancy in the region.

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Vanguard reports that the Senate and house or Representatives concurred on a resolution that the government needs to ensure the protection of the nation’s oil and gas assets to facilitate increase in oil production and boost revenue therefrom.

The House, in the motion, also adopted the 25 point resolutions of the Senate adhoc committee on the ‘state of economy’ on September 27, 2016.

The House said: “Government must engage in meaningful and inclusive dialogue with the aggrieved Niger Delta militants to avoid an escalation of the unrest in the region and ensure protection of our nation’s oil and gas assets to facilitate increase in oil production and boost revenue therefrom. 

“To this end, we advise Mr. President to, as a matter of urgency, raise a team that should coordinate the government’s engagement with all stakeholders in the Niger Delta region and the team should include the elected representatives from the zone.”

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On the economy, the National Assembly urged the fiscal and monetary authorities to meet a view to harmonising all policies that lower interest rates for genuine investors in the real sector as well as medium and small scale farmers and processors.

The NASS advised the government to restore the oil production target of 2.2 million barrels per day in order to shore up our foreign reserves.

It said peaceful means should be immediately crafted and adopted to stop the vandalisation of petroleum and gas assets in the Niger Delta region.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Assembly on October 6 has decided to invite President Muhammadu Buhari over the economic recession. 

The NASS asked the president to address the legislature on efforts being made by incumbent government on the current economic recession.

The Senate passed the motion on Thursday in agreement with the House of Representatives.

Source: Naija.ng

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