Following recent bombings by militants in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria, the federal government has ordered immediate withdrawal of military from the zone. This was arrived at a meeting summoned on the instruction of President Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government and Niger Delta states.
Disclosing this at the end of the meeting, Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa who briefed state house correspondents said the meeting identified the need for synergy between the federal and the state governments as a very important step going forward.
Elaborating on the collaboration, governor Okowa said: “one thing that we have identified is the synergy between the federal government and states is very important and this meeting has actually revealed a lot of issues and we believe that the collaboration between the Federal Government and States would help us to tackle the issues in the Niger Delta” Governor Okowa disclosed that a lot of decisions were taken at the meeting after they were briefed by Service Chiefs.
He said “we have taken a lot of decisions which we think will help us to mitigate what is going on currently in the states particularly in Delta and Bayelsa”, reiterating the belief that “we are going to find a solution very soon”.