Amnesty Programme: Groups call for increase in budgetary allocation

The Coalition of Niger Delta groups known as Itsekiri National Development Initiative, INDI, Niger Delta Advocates For


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Amnesty Programme: Groups call for increase in budgetary allocation
General Paul Boroh

The Coalition of Niger Delta groups known as Itsekiri National Development Initiative, INDI, Niger Delta Advocates For Good Governance and Environmental Justice, NDAGGEJ and Niger Delta Youths For Good Governance, NDYGG over the weekend in Warri called for increase in the budgetary allocation to the Presidential Amnesty Programme for sustained peace in the region as well as thank the S.A to the President on Niger Delta / Coordinator of the Federal Government Amnesty Programme, Brigadier Gen. Paul Boroh (Rtd.)  for judicious management of the funds meant for the programme.

According to the coalition, though Niger Deltans benefited more in the programme as a result of the prudent management of the funds since General Paul Boroh was made Coordinator of the program, increment is needed for more beneficiaries to be trained and engaged for sustained peace in the region.

“We urge the Coordinator of the Amnesty programme not to be distracted from the prudent and effective manner he has managed the programme thus far and ignore the microscopic few voices from within that are not happy with the act of the coordinator in ensuring that all beneficiary benefit from the program irrespective of ethnic nationality, which is against the old order of sharing the money within few persons from the region's to the detriment of the beneficiaries. We thank the coordinator for his open door policy to all beneficiary of the programme and call on those trying to blackmail him with frivolous and callous insinuations to look elsewhere, because it's since the coordinator came on board that the beneficiaries started benefiting truly from the program which is against the old status quo of sharing the Amnesty training funds amongst few individuals. We call on General Paul Boroh to enlist other ex-agitators that are yet to be enlisted for the programme, because continuous neglect can't guarantee the peace we presently enjoy in the region”.

The coalition also call on the National Assembly for speedy passage of the 2018 budget to ensure that the ex- agitators go for their training centres and higher institutions of learning.

The groups hail the federal government for setting up the committee headed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, efforts made to put an end to herdsmen/ farmers conflicts in Benue and other states as well as the rebuilding of the communities.

Signed:

Comr. Dennis Mene (President Itsekiri National Development Initiative INDI) 

Comr. Samson Toga (President Niger Delta Youths For Good Governance)

Comr. Esimaje Okotie (Media & Publicity Director Niger Delta Advocates For Good Governance and Environmental Justice


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