The southern region is seen as the “goose that laid the golden egg” and the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said the government is promoting a new way of thinking and engagement that would secure the development of the Niger Delta and the entire country.

Addressing a meeting with a delegation from Bayelsa, led by Governor Seriake Dickson, Professor Osinbajo said the plan includes executions of the $3.6 billion Brass Fertiliser and Petro-Chemical Company expected to come on stream soon.

The new approach called the New Vision involves active and effective collaboration between government, the private sector and communities.

Professor Osinbajo explained that “this approach will ensure that we finish whatever we start”.

He pointed to effective collaboration with the private sector and cited the NLNG as a success story.

This new approach was adopted “because only 12% completion rate was recorded in many projects undertaken by Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs in the past years, with the rest abandoned.

“The Buhari administration is committed to finishing whatever we start”.