the Turaki Adamawa Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has engaged the Federal Government to apply the stick and carrot way to resolved the issues surrounding militant activities in Niger Delta locale. Atiku made the offer while talking at the lunching of a book titled “We Are All Biafrans” composed by Chido Onumah today May 31st.
“I think the Niger Delta ought to be taken care of with a stick and carrot approach. In 2007, preceding I kept running for president, I met with different partners on the Niger Delta issue and they thought of an arrangement. Part of the suggestions was that the service be moved to the Niger Delta and not Abuja. We have had organizations that did not get their work done on the Niger Delta. On the off chance that I had won, I would have sold 10 per cent shares in the NNPC; that will give me 20 billion dollars which would build infrastructure for the Niger delta but we will always end up with accidental leadership. Bring peace and development to the Niger Delta then they will stop blowing up pipelines. Then, we will get gas and then power can be stable but until then, we will not get it.’’he said.