Abuja - The Niger Delta Avengers' demands have been called unreasonable by renowned Constitutional lawyer, Itse Sagay who has questioned the Federal Government's decision to negotiate with the militants, The Sun reports.
The frequent bombings of oil installations in Niger Delta has had a crippling effect on Nigeria's oil sector, forcing the FG to seek to open a dialogue with the militants in the hope of eradicating the attacks.
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President Muhammadu Buhari's decision however has come under criticism, with commentators believing his administration would be negotiating from a point of weakness.
Sagay has stood behind this criticism, saying that the demands made were highly unreasonable because usually a party entering into negotiations comes up with demands that can be met.
He called the demand that the Federal Government stop lifting of crude oil as absurd because petroleum is the mainstay of Nigeria's economy.
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- News24 Nigeria