In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande and sent to DAILY POST, Osinbajo said the administration was now advocating a New Vision for the people.
He made this known today at the Presidential Villa, while chairing an inter-ministerial follow-up meeting with relevant government ministries, departments and agencies involved in the Niger Delta.
“The President believes the people of the Niger Delta deserve justice, and for me also it is a very important point,” Osinbajo stated, adding that the state of the region and the suffering of the people does not reflect the fact that “it is the resource base of the country.”
Continuing he added: “in-spite of the past leadership failure, the Niger Delta people deserved a fair deal.”
Osinbajo also told the inter-ministerial team that includes Ministers and others MDA heads, that the meeting is to ensure that “we are faithful to the promises and the spirit of the presidential engagements with the people of the Niger Delta.”
In attendance at the meeting were the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, Petroleum Resources Minister of State, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and the Environment Minister of State, Alhaji Ibrahim Jubril.
Others include the Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme Major-General Paul Boroh, and the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima U. Ekere.
All the ministers and officials made presentations about the next steps in the process, especially on how to effectively meet the commitments and deliver the promises made by the Federal Government during the interactive engagement tours led by the Vice President.