President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the adoption of dialogue to address agitations in the South-East, according to Minister of Labour Chris Ngige.
Ngige made the revelation to State House media on Sunday after meeting with Buhari in Abuja.
Parts of the south-east have been calling for secession, with the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the forefront of the battle.
Ngige, on the other hand, argues that the federal government is working out some mechanisms to ensure that residents of the region do not feel “unwanted” in Nigeria.
“We also looked at the security situation, especially in my zone, the south-east, and we made some proposals to him based on the yearnings of the people, and what the government also wants.
Ngige said: “We are following up with dialogue, which at the end of the day, is what will happen. We have to talk; we have to discuss. Part of the discussion starts tomorrow. The minister of defence, minister of interior, and service chiefs were in Enugu last Saturday and we’re going to do follow-up meetings on that.
“We briefed him and he accepted that dialogue is the way to go in all this.”