President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured the US President Barack Obama that the lingering issues in the Niger Delta will soon be resolved. He added that the country is making progress towards resolving the problem in the region.
Buhari disclose this at a bilateral meeting, on Tuesday at the 71st edition of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“We are making definite progress on how many factions of the militant groups exist, their leadership and operational basis, and we have equally sought the cooperation of the oil majors. In a short while, I believe the issues would be resolved,” he said.
He thanked the America people and the President for their support in the area of security through provision of armaments, training for Nigerian troops, and sharing of intelligence, which has led to the degradation of Boko Haram in the North East, President Buhari said the country was open to support in combating the humanitarian crisis currently ravaging the region.
The President said the farming season was good this year, with the prospect of good harvest, and “Nigeria is on the road to food self-sufficiency soon. We shall be able to feed ourselves, and utilize the billions of dollars spent on importing food on other productive areas.”
He wished President Obama a happy retirement, as he winds down gradually on his tenure in office.