President Bola Tinubu has held a meeting with prominent Niger Delta leader and former leader agitator in the oil-rich region, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, at the State House.
President Bola Tinubu is in consultation with key figures from the Niger Delta region. As part of this effort, he recently met with the former leader of agitation in the oil-rich region, Alhaji Asari Dokubo. The agenda of the meeting was unclear, but reports suggest Dokubo could be part of the President’s consultations with opinion leaders from the region.
Recall that Tinubu had earlier reiterated a promise to crush crude oil theft in the country, had also met with other key figures from the region, including former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, as well as former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Dr Dakuku Peterside.
The meeting with Dokubo was held at the Aso Rock Villa and was closed-door. Dokubo, who arranged for Niger Delta youths to attend the Abuja meeting of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal three weeks prior, arrived at the venue around 11:00 am.
While speaking on the impact of the fuel subsidy discontinuance, he argued that former presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari failed to do what Tinubu has done in the past weeks of his administration.
He said: “If Ahmed Bola Tinubu fails, hold me responsible. I am unapologetic.
I have known him since 1992 and I know what he stands for, and can stand in the gap between him and the people and say this.
This is a step my brother Goodluck failed to take when he had the opportunity. The same step Buhari could not take and Tinubu took it from his first day at the office.”
Dokubo was confident in Tinubu’s ability to address the issue of fuel subsidy, expressing his unapologetic support for the President. He believes that unlike his predecessors, President Tinubu has taken significant steps towards addressing ongoing issues in Nigeria. This meeting marks another attempt by the government to address concerns from the Niger Delta.
Source: Information Nigeria