Special Adviser to the President on Media on Publicity, Femi Adesina quoted the President as saying this while playing host to a delegation of Ogoni leaders from the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Adesina, the delegation also included some elected leaders of Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, the academia, community and religious leaders.
|President Muhammadu Buhari with HRM King G.N.K. Gininwa (JP) OFR, the President Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers during the visit to Buhari in Aso Rock on Friday.|
“Certainly I am aware of the challenges in Ogoni-land. But I want to appeal to you as institutionalised leaders to speak more to the youths.
“With patience, we will prevail together in restoring the environment, especially with the involvement of the international community.”
The President noted that the degradation of the environment over the years had undermined the economy of the Ogoni people, adding that commercial farming and fishing would pick up after the restoration.
“We are working hard to change the situation. I know that if we had power in the country, many Nigerians will create and face their businesses,” he said. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇