Niger Delta Demobilization, Disarmament, & Rehabilitation Program

Contrary to the troubling situation in Northern Nigeria and parts of the Middle Belt, in the oil-producing Niger Delta insecurity, abductions, and politically-motivated violence seem to be abating. More than 26,300 ex-militants have enlisted in the first and second phases of the Government's Amnesty Program and thousands of weapons have been surrendered. 

The Special Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, will provide a briefing on the successes of the Niger Delta DDR program and the challenges that remain. He will also discuss the Amnesty Program's impact on oil production and security and public safety in the region.