Niger Delta Avengers has agreed to Dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the
lingering crisis in the Niger Delta region.
The spokesman for the Dialogue Group, Mr. Ballantyne
Agiri, said this in a statement released to News agencies of Nigeria and monitored by our correspondent
Agiri said that the NDA had constituted a contact
and dialogue group to engage the Federal Government in meaningful dialogue as
part of the initiatives to resolve the crisis.
He added that the group was determined to come out
with results that would yield lasting peace, equity, justice and harmony among
all ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
“The body has collectively and willingly agreed to
heed the clarion call of eminent Nigerians and international community to
dialogue with the Federal Government,’’ he said.
He urged Nigerians and the international community
to follow developments on the issue closely and watch out for which side would
violate the terms, rules and spirit of the dialogue.
“The Federal Government should from the inception of
the dialogue rule out from the agenda any monthly monetary inducement or
stipend for the NDA.
“The Federal Government should be ready for
structural changes that should be human and development-oriented.
“Members of the avengers’ group (who will
participate in the dialogue) have already been selected, each based on his
integrity, forthrightness, honesty and life track records.