By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A notable Niger Delta news platform, GbaramatuVoice Newspaper, has invited some experts and critical stakeholders to its Niger Delta Economic Discourse Series scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2022, by 10 am, at the BON Hotel, Warri, Delta State.
The event is designed to discuss the proposed modular refineries in the region, which seems to have been abandoned, as well as the recently extended Presidential Amnesty Programme by the federal government.
According to a statement issued by the management of the company, the theme of the programme is Presidential Amnesty Programme and Modular Refineries: Towards sustainable human capital relations.
It was disclosed that members of the public are also free to attend the event but must register by placing a call to +2348030891146 or via WhatsApp at +2348143459986 or via email at [email protected].
The statement explained that the gathering is in line with the newspaper’s culture of bringing to the surface major issues/ills confronting the Niger Delta region to where they could be seen and treated, and will have in attendance stakeholders comprising of Niger Delta region ex-agitators, policymakers from at both state and federal levels, agencies and commissions, development professionals, media professionals, traditional rulers from the oil producing communities, representatives of different security agencies and apparatus in the country among others.
Aside from dwelling in details on sustainable actions that could consistently be taken by the federal government and other interventionist agencies to project the Niger Delta region in good light, the gathering promises to provide a platform for all to ventilate their concerns about the recently extended Presidential Amnesty Programme as well as the federal government proposed modular refineries to be sited in the Niger Delta region.
The programme promises to offer a road map for restoring the health and vitality of the Niger Delta region, particularly as it pertains to the recently extended Presidential Amnesty Programme while proposing a strategy for sustainable development, empowerment and reintroduction/re-integration of the youths of the region to their proper pride of place.
Most importantly, even as stakeholders will at the meeting highlight in detail urgent steps needed to support through training, financing and other technical equipment of operators of modular refineries in the region as available evidence has shown that most of their refined products assure more quality assurance when compared with products refined abroad, the gathering will in the same vein articulate for President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government consideration modalities for revamping the nation’s refineries.
The Niger Delta Economic Discourse Series was established by GbaramatuVoice to facilitate research methodologies, publications, and partner relevant agencies of government and private sector on issues that are critical to the development of the oil-rich Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.