The President pledged that under his watch, Nigeria would witness judicious utilisation of resources while he solicited patience and understanding from the citizenry.
He said this on Thursday at the State House in Abuja when he received a delegation of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group, led by HRM King Alfred Diette-Spiff, the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass in Bayelsa State.
“We intend to rebuild this country; so that our children and grandchildren will have a good place they can call their own. A lot of damage has been done, so I want you to tell the people to be patient.
“When you get together with other leaders, please pacify the people. We will utilise the resources of Nigeria with integrity and rebuild the country.”
President Buhari said the gazette on the Niger Delta amnesty programme by the Umaru Yar’Adua administration was being studied with a view to determining what had been fulfilled, promising that whatever was left would equally be addressed.
“I want to get as much intelligence as possible on the situation in the Niger Delta. I have encouraged law enforcement agencies to contact leaders like you in order to have enough information to deal with the issues once and for all,” he said.
The President sympathised with investors, who borrowed lots of money to invest in the Niger Delta region and have not recouped their investments due to insecurity.
He used the occasion of his audience with the group to reiterate his appeal to those who perpetrate violence to embrace peace and give government a chance.
In his response, King Diette-Spiff said the group was made up of peace builders, dedicated to peace and stability in the region.