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French government commends President Yar’adua’s amnesty programme

The French Government has commended President Yar’Adua’s for finding a ‘negotiated solution’ to some of problems of the Niger delta through the amnesty programme offered “Niger Delta militants”

A Statement by the Foreign and European Ministry Spokesman released in Paris today states that the results of the amnesty provide hope for the return of stability and calm to the Niger Delta and more generally to the Gulf of Guinea.

The French Government encourages the Nigerian government to pursue its efforts to find a long-term solution to the Niger Delta crisis, particularly through a strong commitment to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process.