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The Presidential Amnesty Office, on Wednesday, said it has empowered 21,805 ex-militants out of the 30,000 granted amnesty by the Federal Government in 2009.
Ex-Niger Delta leaders and beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the region have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for allocating N65bn to the Amnesty budget.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), office, says it will collaborate with Achiever’s Farm, Igbogene, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, to empower 100 ex-militants in agriculture.
Three militant groups operating in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV), Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Niger Delta Strike Force have announced resumption of attack on all the oil and gas installations in the two states.
Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Hon. Ebenezer Alabi, has hailed the judgement of Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over libelous publication against former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Amnesty, Mr Kingsley Kuku.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his speech at the National Assembly, Tuesday, announced an allocation of N53.89 billion for the Niger Delta Ministry and N71.20billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in the 2018 budget proposal, a marked increase over last year.
The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Paul Boroh, has urged members of the militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), to maintain the existing peace in the region.
Ijaw Elder Statesman Edwin Clark has warned that attacks and destruction of oil and gas infrastructure by militants will not be in the interest of the people of Niger Delta,
Students sponsored by the Office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the United States have commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for sustaining the Amnesty Programme and the peace in the Niger Delta region.
Ex-Niger Delta militants under the Amnesty Phase II today have threatened to go back to the creeks to cause colossal damages to the Nigerian Economy if the Presidential Amnesty Office fails to correct, reactivate their bank accounts as well as pay them their entitlements including stipends.
Presidential Amnesty Programme is to Collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to ensure lasting peace in the Niger Delta region
Some ex-Niger Delta militant leaders have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider giving pipeline surveillance contracts to youths rather than giving them to people who will not advance the peace and development of the region.
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