The following article was published by Checkout Magazine on September 22nd 2012
The special adviser to the President of Nigeria on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon Kingsley Kuku yesterday made official launch of his long-awaited book, ‘Remaking the Nigeria Delta: Challenges and Opportunities’.
Speaking at Jasmine Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, the venue of the book launch, Hon. Kingsley Kuku took the audience on a historical voyage of the agitation of the people of the oil-producing Niger-Delta region of Nigeria for improved livelihood and sustainable development, which led to violent armed struggle and insurgency due to government’s neglect.
The author, while expressing his delight on the achievements so far made by the Presidential Amnesty Programme introduced by the Nigerian government in 2009, warned that the government should increase support for the initiative to make lasting the unusual peace that is presently experienced in the region.
He said the book was a child of necessity delivered to address, in detailed terms, the past and recent events that led to the unrest in the region and efforts made by some notable Nigerians to find solution to the national impasse. Read the rest of this entry →