The New Vision for the Niger Delta (NEVIND) is President Muhammadu Buhari’s Peace, Security and Development Agenda for the Niger Delta, the oil-producing region of Nigeria. The New Vision for the Niger Delta was launched in 2016, following engagements with leaders and representatives of the region, under the aegis of the Pan Niger Delta Development Forum (PANDEF).
President Muhammadu Buhari, Inauguration Speech, May 29, 2015: “The Government intends to invest heavily in the projects, and programmes currently in place [in the Niger Delta]. I call on the leadership and people in these areas to cooperate with the State and Federal Government in the rehabilitation programmes which will be streamlined and made more effective. As ever, I am ready to listen to grievances of my fellow Nigerians. I extend my hand of fellowship to them so that we can bring peace and build prosperity for our people.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, New Year’s Day 2017 Message: “We will continue to pursue peace initiatives in the Niger Delta as I again, call on our brothers in that region who have taken to violent disruptions of economic infrastructure to come to the negotiating table.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, February 10, 2017: “We must focus on how to ensure that [the people of the Niger Delta] see the benefits of the land’s wealth. This new vision will define the future of the region.”