The federal government has increased the
amnesty budget for the amnesty
programme by N30billion
- The former militants have showered
praises on President Muhammadu Buhari
for the gesture
- Hence, they called for continued peace in
the volatile Niger Delta region
Former agitators from Niger Delta region and other Oil producing state have commended
the federal government over the
increased budgetary allocation for the
amnesty programme, even as they called
for total support for the administration
of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement made available to
NAIJ.com , the former militants urged the
people of the region to support the
federal government for continuous
peace and sustained development in the
region.
Besides the peaceful initiative of the
government, the group said the amnesty
budget has been increased and over 200
youths have been trained and employed
under the programme.
The agitators said the amnesty budget
has been increased by N30billion, hence
the former militants called on all Niger
delta people to support the government
and maintain peace in the region.
The Ex-agitators, under the aegis of
Niger Delta Concerned Ex-agitators
(NDCE), in the statement issued in
Yenagoa and signed by the secretary,
Comrade Perewari Johnson, said beside
calling for the support of the people of
the region, it has confidence in the
ability of the coordinator of the
amnesty, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh to lead
the programme to a great success.
Part of the statement read: " We call for
peace in the region and we urge all
stakeholders to support the presidential
amnesty programme under the
leadership of brigadier general Paul
Boroh and the President Muhammadu
Buhari led federal government.
"We confidence in the ability of the
coordinator of the amnesty programme
as he has been very meticulous in
implementing the programme for the
benefit of all former agitators and the
region at large in the past two ye

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