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British envoy wants peace in N’Delta
• Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bob Dewar, has expressed the wish for stability to return to the Niger-Delta region for business to thrive.

Dewar expressed his country’s wish recently in Asaba when he paid a courtesy visit the Delta Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.

He explained that the stability and peace in the Niger Delta region remained important for Nigeria and for members of the international community doing business in the country.

The high Commissioner said his country, together with its partners were also desirous about governance that would enable people to benefit more from the resources of their country.

Dewar also expressed his country’s desire for scrutiny of public expenditure to ensure that such expenditures were people-oriented. The High Commissioner said he was prepared to learn from Delta’s reaction on issues raised.

Responding, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan said government would provide the enabling environment for business to thrive in Delta.

He said some key agenda of this government were peace and security, human capital development and infrastructure development.

He also stated that the state government had presented bills for a Child’s Right Law, Delta Integrated Development Agency Law and Fiscal Responsibility Law.

He also said government was, sadly, aware that in spite of efforts to ensure peace and security, provide enabling environment for business to thrive, isolated cases of criminality still abound.

“In spite of our efforts, we know that there are still criminals. Illegal bunkering has significantly reduced, our security agencies are now more proactive,” he said.

He said government was doing everything possible to improve security in Delta.