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N’Delta: Minister meets Jonathan, Asari Dokubo over crude theft



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Momoh said the meeting was aimed at navigating his role as a minister “for the effective running of the ministry, in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.”

This was contained in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday.

According to the statement, Momoh who met with Jonathan in his Abuja residence, shared valuable discussions as well as deliberated on strategies to combat “the issue of stolen crude, enhance infrastructure and generate employment opportunities for the teeming youths of Niger Delta.”

Similarly, the statement noted that the minister also met with Dokubo.

“The primary topics of discussion included regional peace and strategies to combat crude theft, which has been detrimental to Nigeria’s oil production. Asari Dokubo, who holds significant influence as a political figure, provided valuable advice and expressed his commitment to supporting the minister in his role as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.”

The statement also noted that Asari called on Tinubu to do everything possible to “bring the immediate past Attorney General of Nigeria Mallam Abubakar Malami SAN to return the N600bn belonging to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs which he wrongfully channelled to projects that were unrelated to the Niger Delta region.”