Buhari cancels planned visit to Niger Delta
President Muhammadu Buhari may have cancelled a planned visit to the Niger Delta to mark the formal launching of the Ogoniland clean up.
Buhari had already cancelled a visit to Lagos State last month when his spokesman cited “scheduling” difficulties.
He is expected to be represented on the trip by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who stood in for him when he cancelled his visit to Lagos.
No reason was given for the sudden change in plan but it comes in the wake of an upsurge in militant attacks on key oil infrastructure in the creeks and swamps of the oil-producing south.
Buhari also pulled out recently of a planned trip to Lagos, which would have been his first trip as president to Nigeria’s financial and business hub. Scheduling problems were blamed.