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N/Delta Leaders Call For Release Of Amnesty Funds



Leaders of Niger Delta region, have called on the federal government for the prompt release of fund for the Presidential Amnesty Programme to ease the operation of the programme.

They made the appeal during a recent Niger Delta stakeholders’ workshop, hosted by the special adviser to the president on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in Lagos.

The leaders, who were commended by the Amnesty Boss, after the workshop for the role they have played in relative peace the region enjoys today, as a result of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, came up with a resolution among which were: 

The training programmes for beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme should be revised to properly engage them to be employable.

Inclusion of more beneficiaries into the Presidential Amnesty Programme to be done through a presidential proclamation, saying this would be on the prerogative of the president to act on.

They also called for an awareness campaign by the Amnesty Office, to enlighten ex-agitators and youths and people in the Niger Delta against pipeline vandalisation to prevent the environmental degradation in the region.

That indigent youths from impacted communities in the Niger Delta region, including those from ethnic nationalities that were hitherto marginalised in the Presidential Amnesty Programme, who can do well educationally, be trained by the Amnesty Office and the need for regular stakeholders’ meetings in the region to reflect the peace currently prevailing as well as to enhance economic development.



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