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Ijaw youths seek more funds for amnesty programme

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Gen Paul Boroh

Gen Paul Boroh

Ijaw youths have appealed to the Federal Government to increase its funding of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).

The youths said the appeal becomes necessary as the Coordinator of the programme, Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) has demonstrated commitment to realising its objectives in the Niger Delta region.

They argue that with Boroh on the saddle, the amnesty office would remain the best vehicle to reach the region and minimise violent agitation in the area.

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The youths under the aegis of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) said they were thrilled by Boroh’s recent agreement involving an Israeli company and the Ministry of Agriculture, to engage ex-agitators in agricultural training at the Natural Bio-Resources Centre, Odi, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Bayelsa State.

Speaking in Yenagoa, a factional President of IYC, Mr. Elvis Donkemezuo said for Boroh to have recognise the potential of the Odi centre, which had been abandoned since its establishment, underscored his zeal to transform the region.

Donkemezuo said, “We are thrilled with the report that the Amnesty Office entered into partnership with an Israeli team, the Ministry of Agriculture to train ex-militants on specific areas of agriculture at the Natural Bio-Resources Centre, Odi.


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