Niger Delta amnesty programme for militants, ends in 2017 - FG


This was made know today by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, while addressing some ex-militants trained as electrical engineers.


Pres. Buhari had, on assumption of office, approved a two-year extension of the programme till 2017. Boroh said, “Amnesty programme will not last forever. It will end next year. I thank God that you have finished your training. You can fit into Ministry of Mines and Power or private sector.”
He later told journalists that it would have been difficult for his office to achieve the feat if Buhari had not given the go ahead to continue with the training of the ex-agitators. He said, “You can imagine a group of persons who have transformed from militants to electrical engineers.

Obviously, I am very proud of it because it has been a success story. And my appreciation goes to Mr. President who has done this in his determination and commitment to stabilising the Niger Delta region through human capacity development and infrastructure development.” He called on agitators still in the creek to embrace peace.

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