The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has assured that the era of crying and suffering is over in the region.
The minister gave the assurance when a group, Youth for Peace and Development in the Niger Delta, paid him a courtesy call in Abuja.
Akpabio said: “The President is committed to changing the face of the region. I charge you the youths to take this message home that the era of crying and suffering is over.”
The Minister charged them on the need for peace in the region and pointed out that the Federal Government intends to carry out a situation analysis on projects executed in the Niger Delta.
According to him, a critical assessment of the situation will enable the government to gauge the impact of activities and programmes and be able to formulate new policy programmes to effectively address the challenges in the region.
He promised to visit each state in the Niger Delta to assess situation and report back to the President.