Nigeria has concluded plans to send 100 Niger Delta youths to European countries for a program, a top government official said Thursday.
The government, through the ministry of of Niger Delta Affairs is set to address the major problems confronting the region, Usani Usani, the minister in charge of the ministry told reporters in Abuja, the nation's capital city.
The Niger Delta Avengers, a new militant group have claimed responsibility for recent attacks on infrastructure in the oil rich region, crippling oil production and rendering the energy sector paralytic.
The minister added that the trainees would be readily absorbed and constructively engaged upon completion of their studies abroad.
Usani said the local content office of the Africa House in the United Kingdom had entered into collaboration with the ministry to train the youths on NV Q Model Design.
The minister called on the restive youths of the region to put an end to destruction of national assets and embrace peace.
The Nigerian government is already in discussion with relevant stakeholders from the region on how to stop vandalism of oil pipes and other infrastructure in the region