Fighters in Nigeria's oil region have invited George Clooney, an actor and peace activist, to visit the region.
They have also asked for UN intervention in the conflict.
Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, designated Clooney as a UN "messenger of peace" on Friday to promote the world body's activities.
The 46-year-old actor has been campaigning for an end to the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, and for humanitarian aid for the millions caught up in the conflict.
Notice how they didn't ask our illustrious President? Notice how it's Dennis Leary rebuilding fire stations in New Orleans? Hollywood now officially has more credibility than our government. This is Bush's legacy. We no longer have RFK functioning as a good-will ambassador to the world; now we have George Clooney.