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The leadership of the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators on Friday expressed happiness over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country from his medical trip in the United Kingdom.
The group, led by Israel Akpodoro, after an enlarged meeting in Ughelli, Delta state, agreed that President Buhari has made sterling progress in the nation, noting that his administration has helped to recover the nation from financial rot.
Akpodoro, who said Buhari has good intention for the nation, stated that it is only in Nigeria that citizens wish their president death for want of cheap money.
It said irrespective of the hate and death wishes unpatriotic Nigerians have for the president, he has put them to shame having returned hale and hearty to the country on Friday, March 10, 2017.
The coalition stated that undermining the plots of the enemies of the president, Buhari will definitely finish his tenure in 2019.
Akpodoro said the youth population of the Niger Delta cannot wish the president anything less than good health, stressing that his group has permeated all the nooks and crannies of the region with the gospel of peace.
Akpodoro said: “The youths of the region have accepted to support President Buhari led All Progressives Congress administration and are ready more than ever before to give peace a chance and with this development we shall be experiencing a stronger economy in terms of trade in oil and gas.”
He said with the return of the president, the war against corruption shall be renewed, noting that it was corrupt individuals who read and fear the president’s body language negatively noting that Nigerians who are not corrupt have nothing to fear but have cause to roll out the drums to welcome the president back to the country.
The Delta born former militant leader called on the President to pay backlog of ex agitators, noting that most of them rely solely on the stipends from the federal government amnesty program which he said, fuels the need for urgent attention.
“We are grateful to God that after all the evil wishes of the enemies of Nigeria state as it concerns the president’s health he has returned to the country hale and hearty.
“Nothing justifies the goodness of God more in human life than what He has done for our nation in the president’s health,” Akpodoro stated.
He called on the president to facilitate the payment of the former militants saying their sustenance depends on the stipend.