Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson had a close door meeting with the former Delta State, James Ibori at Oghara, Ibori’s country home, Thursday.
A statement on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the meeting centred mostly on peace and security in the Niger Delta.
Iworiso-Markson also said the meeting was about the possible roles of Ibori, who still commands a lot of respect among his people, could play, especially in the area of rallying major stakeholders towards tackling some of the peace and security challenges in the region.
The statement further said that the two leaders equally discussed likely windows of opportunities for criminally-minded youths in the region to be more meaningfully engaged as well as protect some of the critical national assets of the country within the region.
Dickson, who had earlier spoken with his Delta State counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, expressed satisfaction with the disposition and resolve of Ibori to support current measures at tackling the age-long security challenges in the region.
Dickson was accompanied on the visit by the Secretary to State Government, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, some members of the State Executive Council, including the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite.
Ibori recently came back to the country after serving out a 7-year jail in the United Kingdom.
He was found guilty money laundering charges.