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Navy pledges to partner with PAP in securing Niger Delta region

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Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, has pledged to partner with the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in securing and developing the Niger Delta region through a jobs creation initiative.

He said it was possible to maintain peace in the region through special skills acquisition programmes to douse the tension caused by unemployment and underdevelopment of the region.

Gambo stated this at the weekend when PAP’s Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd.) led a delegation to visit him at the Nigerian Naval Headquarters in Abuja.

A statement signed by Dikio’s Special Adviser on Media, Neotaobase Egbe, disclosed that security would be enhanced when agencies work with committed residents through meaningful engagements.

Dikio revealed that PAP programme would henceforth train and prepare former agitators to apply the skills acquired in their area of comparative advantage, such as maritime, transport and security.

He further expressed the need for security agencies to develop vertical and horizontal relationships with traditional rulers, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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