Amnesty beneficiaries laud President Buhari, Dikio on empowerment
Beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), who were part of two separate entrepreneurship training in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, under the Seven Oaks Auction and Trading Ltd, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring that the programme is sustained and kept on, even better.
The Seven Oaks Auction and Trading Ltd, an accredited vendor under the Amnesty Office, in 2019, undertook two separate training of amnesty beneficiaries on entrprenuership and in 2021 empowered the beneficiaries.
The empowerment was in two phases. The first batch of beneficiaries were empowered with Keke NAPEP, which was distributed in the premises of the Bayelsa chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ) in Yenagoa, early this year, while the second batch were empowered with Thermocool Chest Freezers, Firman Generating Sets, various food items and funds for renting of shops in July 2021.
The beneficiaries particularly extolled the virtues of the Amnesty’s interim Administrator, Col Millan Dikio (rtd), who they say has proven to be a round peg in a round hole and has shown remarkable dedication to duty.
According to the beneficiaries, it was commendable how the vendor’s strict adherence to laid down procedures of the programme ensured that all person who were part of the entrepreneurship training were provided with the necessary items and funding.
The beneficiaries spoke to our correspondent on dexterity of the vendor in handling the amnesty empowerment, particularly on the way and manner everybody that undergo the training was taken care with none left out of the exercise.
A beneficiary, Ebi Sinclair, said she benefited immensely from the programme, even as she lauded the training firm, Seven Oaks Auction and Trading Company and the vendor, noting that the empowerment items she got has made her an employer of Labour.
Another beneficiary, Eddy Michael, said that he was trained on how to manage trading stores, and was given all items, as well as all other necessities listed with which he opened his shops, and that the shop is still in operation.
Others beneficiaries, Zilpah Darius, Caroline Adaga, also said that their lives were impacted positively by the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), and gave kudos to the training company and the vendors for the transparency and integrity in ensuring that empowerment items are distributed in a manner that nobody was omitted.