June 18, 2016

Senator Ita-Giwa: Militants contacted me, asked me to dialogue with FG for them

Senator Ita-Giwa: Militants contacted me, asked me to dialogue with FG for them

70-year-old former member representing Cross Rivers South constituency at the National Assembly Florence Ita-Giwa has cleared the air on what she knows about Niger Delta militants.

Her words during on Wednesday 15th June 2016:

“Recently, my attention has been drawn to a widespread report in the national dailies that I have agreed to serve in dialogue team with the Federal Government.

“I was, however, contacted by a representative of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta asking if I will be part of an initiative to find ways to end the ongoing attacks through dialogue towards restoring peace in the region.

“In my response, I said that I will consider serving if the Federal Government is willing to engage in discussions with credible Nigerians that have genuine interest and sympathy for the people of the region.

“Again, I said I will serve in order to put in place a lasting solution to the hostility and thereby bring succour to the people of the region. I shall also be willing to be part of the dialogue for the benefit of the people of the region and by extension, the numerous displaced Bakassi indigenes neglected over the years.”

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