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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) yesterday said it was in support of the proposed meeting between the Federal Government and Chief Edwin Clark’s pan Niger Delta Group to resolve the Niger Delta crisis.

It however, warned members of the PNDG not to bastardise the meeting into seeking personal interest and ambitions against the overall interest and development of the region which is the core essence for the agitation in the Niger Delta.

MEND, stated this yesterday in a statement released by Jomo Gbomo, spokesman of the group and sent to our correspondent, stressing that the meeting is an indication that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was committed to the development of the region.

It maintained that the proposed meeting which is to hold in Abuja on October 31, 2016 has further confirmed the group’s position and agreement reached with the federal government in an earlier meeting in the heat of the attacks on oil and gas facilities in the region for a ceasefire.

The statement said, “The Movement for the Eman­cipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) hereby welcomes and endorses the forthcom­ing meeting aimed at find­ing solutions to the current Niger Delta crisis to be held between President Muham­madu Buhari and the Pan Niger Delta Group (PNDG) led by Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark on Monday, October 31, 2016.

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