Dikio wants oil, agric sectors fully harnessed
Interim Administrator of Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), has stated that the oil industry, marine sector and agriculture remain the dominant economic features of the Niger Delta and must be harnessed to attain self-dependence.
The Amnesty boss, in a statement, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, said: “The dominant economy in this part of the world for me are two: the oil industry and the whole blue economy, the marine sector and everything marine.
“That is why under my management we are focusing on those two areas, plus food security. If you can feed yourself, you will not be dependent on others. And today food is used as a political weapon.”
Dikio said he was confident the specialised training model he instituted for ex-agitators popularly known as Train, Employ and Mentor (TEM) would turn the beneficiaries into entrepreneurs.