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Amnesty Office restates commitment to Niger Delta rebuilding

By Abosede Musari and Itunu Ajayi, Abuja   |   17 March 2017   |   4:20 am


The Federal Government yesterday restated its commitment to rebuild the Niger Delta.

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to the region has rekindled the confidence that government is serious about the reintegration plans.”

According to Boroh, the visit was a fact-finding mission to ensure that correct data is collected.

He said that after the end of the amnesty programme, the next stage is the reconstruction and rebuilding of the region as well as the rehabilitation, reconciliation and reintegration of former agitators.

Boroh said that the last stage of the programme requires more funding and this compelled the office to partner some foreign agencies to relieve the government of the financial burden.

Boroh disclosed that four ex-militants graduated with first class at the Benson Idahosa University during the 2015/2016 academic year and were retained as lecturers.

He added that efforts are being made to assist them secure jobs after their training.




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