Niger Delta: US, Nigerian Gov’ts Exchange Views On Peaceful Resolution

Niger Delta: US, Nigerian Gov’ts Exchange Views On Peaceful Resolution

By Maximus Chukwuka | Staff Reporter on September 19, 2016
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President Muhammadu Buhari with US President Barack Obama on July 20, 2015 | White House Photo

The United States government and the federal government of Nigeria on Saturday,  September 17 2016 exchanged views on the ongoing efforts to engage in dialogue with Niger Delta militants and seek an immediate and peaceful resolution to the conflict.

Peaceful resolution of Niger Delta crisis was  was part of the highlights of a meeting between the American National Security Adviser, Susan Rice and Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, Maj-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd) at the White House.

The two National Security Advisers met at the White House to discuss opportunities to expand cooperation between the United States and Nigeria.

The United States Ambassador, Ambassador Rice, welcomed the progress that Nigeria and its regional partners have made in the fight against Boko Haram, now known as ISIL’s West Africa Province.

The ambassador  encouraged Nigeria to maintain focus on defeating the group militarily while establishing good governance and providing basic services in liberated areas.
They also discussed the urgent need for international collaboration to support the Government of Nigeria’s response to the humanitarian emergency in northeast Nigeria.

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