EKITI State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for opting to negotiate with the Niger Delta Militants, especially the Niger Delta Avengers and suspending military action.
The governor, however, said there must be display of absolute sincerity from the federal government such that the militants will have trust in the process
“The President must face the reality that democracy is about negotiation and concession,” he added.
According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor maintained that “the Niger Delta region as of today is still the golden goose laying the golden eggs on which all other regions are surviving and it will be suicidal for military action to be sustained against the militants.”
Fayose, who in a statement last week Thursday, advised the president to dialogue with the Niger Delta Militants, said he was happy that “for the first time, the President took to advise and suspended military actions in the Niger Delta and opted to dialogue with the militants.”