Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, today at a news conference in Lagos urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fast-track action on Niger Delta region and also to be more proactive in dealing with the problems in the region.
Soyinka urged the President to quickly intervene and douse the tension in the region.
Professor Soyinka, while addressing journalists at a press conference believes that the government is not doing enough in handling “the tension in the Niger Delta region”.
Soyinka said he was asking the Federal Government, like other key players in Nigeria and the region, to change its government’s style and move swiftly to deal with the issues of the Niger Delta.
The activities of militants in the region has reduced Nigeria’s oil output by 700,000 barrels per day to 1.56 million bpd which isa huge loss of revenue, amounting to billions of Dollars, for a country who relies solely on crude oil sales.
Source: Punch Newspaper.