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Niger Delta Amnesty Programme Is Home-Driven -Dokubo

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Special Adviser to the President on Amnesty and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Professor Charles Dokubo, has said the amnesty programme is home-driven and home-grown.

Dokubo, who stated this in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, while declaring open the 2018 Entrepreneurial Fair, the amnesty programme is different from similar programmes in other countries.

He said the three-day fair was organized by PAP in partnership with the Port Harcourt Chamber of  Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHACCIMA), which was designed to engage and showcase 50 PAP delegates previously trained in various vocational skills and subsequently empowered as entrepreneurs.

The PAP Coordinator said: “The entrepreneurial fair 2018 is organised in partnership with Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHACCIMA) and it is designed to engage and showcase 50 PAP delegates previously trained in various vocational skills and subsequently empowered as entrepreneurs by the PAP.

“Riding on the partnership of PHACCIMA, there will be an avenue for PAP delegates’ interaction with key stakeholders of the business world, such as financiers, investors, mentors, etc.”

Dokubo stated that the entrepreneurial fair will promote industry and entrepreneurism in the Niger Delta by promoting, improving and showcasing successful businesses of PAP delegates.

He said: “The entrepreneurial fair will reassure PAP delegates on the commitment of the Office of the Coordinator, PAP towards sustainable reintegration of PAP delegates. It will promote industry and entrepreneurism in the Niger Delta by promoting, improving and showcasing successful businesses of PAP delegates.

“The fair will promote peace in the Niger Delta by encouraging, supporting and promoting sustainable entrepreneurism culture in the Niger Delta. It will also improve business capacity of PAP delegates by connecting them with potential investors.”

Earlier in his speech, Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said the state government will continue to support youths of the Niger Delta region, describing them as hardworking and industrious.

Wike, who was represented by Special Adviser of Amnesty, Sir Ken Chinda, further said the state government will continue in its effort in keeping youths in the state off the streets.





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