Text of report by Nigerian newspaper Daily Trust website on 21 December
[Commentary by Na-Allah Mohammed Zagga: "In Niger Delta, Hope Displaces Despair (I)"]
The Niger Delta security crisis has been one of the nagging challenges any administration can ever face. Since it was elected into office in 2007, the Yar'adua administration has made a religious commitment to tackle the Niger Delta crisis fairly and honestly. In fact, resolving the Niger Delta crisis is one of the priority items of the 7-point agenda of the federal government.
Sincerity is the key to the successful implementation of any policy and the Yar'adua administration doesn't leave any room for doubt about its commitment to find a lasting solution to the political hot potato in the Niger Delta. The recent declaration of amnesty is widely perceived …