Federal lawmakers are considering strategies that the Federal Government plans to implement in solving the menace of militants attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta region.
Some prominent members of the National Assembly made some suggestions while addressing Channels Television on Friday at the sideline of a legislative event in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, observed that the activities of Niger Delta Avengers were not something to be tackled using the military approach.
He recommended that the brilliant idea of amnesty invented by the administration of late President Musa Yar’Adua should be properly considered.
Senator Ekweremadu said he figured out that government had relented on the amnesty programme, stressing that it should be taken seriously.
In another interview, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yusuf Lasun, said the 13% derivatives that were due to the Niger Delta, according to the constitution, were not well appropriated to the region.
He admitted that the southern region was thoroughly under-developed, urging the government to call peace to the region by dialoguing with the militants.
A group that calls itself the Niger Delta Avengers have carried out series of attacks on oil installations in the region, demanding for independence.
They recently gave the government conditions for dialogue.