President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday pledged that his administration would rebuild Nigeria, including the Niger Delta region.
Buhari made the remarks while receiving a delegation of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group, led by King Alfred Diette-Spiff, the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, Bayelsa State, at State House, on Thursday in Abuja.
He, therefore, solicits patience and understanding from the citizenry, noting that under his watch, Nigeria would witness judicious utilisation of resources.
“We intend to rebuild this country so that our children and grand-children will have a good place they can call their own.
“A lot of damage has been done, so I want you to tell the people to be patient.
“When you get together with other leaders, please pacify the people.
“We will utilise the resources of Nigeria with integrity and rebuild the country,” Buhari said.
The President said the gazette on the Niger Delta amnesty programme, by the Umaru Yar’Adua administration, is being studied with a view to determining what had been fulfilled, promising that whatever is left would equally be addressed.
“I want to get as much intelligence as possible on the situation in the Niger Delta.
“I have encouraged law enforcement agencies to contact leaders like you in order to have enough information to deal with the issues once and for all,” the President added.
He sympathised with investors, who borrowed money to invest in the Niger Delta region and have not recouped their investments, due to insecurity.
He used the occasion of his audience with the group to reiterate his appeal to those who perpetrate violence to embrace peace and give government a chance.
The leader of the group, King Alfred Diette-Spiff, said the group was made of peace builders, dedicated to peace and stability in the region.