Governor Diri laments Insecurity In The Gulf Of Guinea

equity in the allocation of resources to bring about peace in The Bayelsa helmsman also called on the federal government to ensure the Niger Delta region.
Earlier, the United Nations Country Director on Drugs and Crime, Dr Oliver Stolpe, revealed that the Gulf of Guinea was the most dangerous maritime area in the world with twenty-five sea attacks last year.
Describing the rate of drug use in Nigeria as three times higher than the global average, Dr Stolpe noted that the fight against insecurity can only be attainable if drug use was effectively controlled.
While appreciating Governor Diri’s administration for the initiative, he said it will enable communities to put up strategies to prevent crime and called on stakeholders to leverage on the approach to address drug use and prevention.
Dr. Stolpes who explained that the programme is a pilot initiative to test approaches, expressed the hope that it will attract support from federal government and international bodies.
Participants at the three-day programme are traditional rulers, top government functionaries and civil society groups from Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states that are part of the Gulf of Guinea area.