The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted that dialogue is the way to go in resolving the situation in the southeast.
Dr. Ngige who spoke to newsmen today, June 20 after an audience with President Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja said that a series of talks will soon commence in that regard..
“We also looked at the security situation, especially in my zone, the Southeast and we made some proposal to him, based on the yearnings of the people, and what the government also wants.
“And we are following up with dialogue which at the end of the day is what will happen. We have to talk, we have to discuss. And part of the discussion starts also tomorrow. The Minister of Defence, Minister of Interior and the Service Chiefs were in Enugu earlier last Saturday and we are going to do follow-up meetings on that again starting from tomorrow.
“We briefed him and he accepted that dialogue is the way to go in all these. Like I keep on saying, there is a very thin line between perception and reality. So, certain things should be done, at least to assuage the feelings of the people in the area and make them not to feel unwanted so that area was also discussed.”