Published On: Fri, Dec 16th, 2016

Amnesty Boss Assures Beneficiaries of Payment Soon

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…Commends Ex-agitators For Their Maturity And Understanding.


Worried over the delay in the payment of stipends to beneficiaries of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) has again appealed to ex-agitators in the programme to remain calm as efforts are on gear to pay their stipends soon.

According the Presidential Amnesty boss, the Federal Government’s commitment towards the full implementation of the on-going re-integration of ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region into civil society with sustainable source of livelihood has remained a top priority to the President.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja today Friday, Brigadier General Boroh (rtd.) explained that the amnesty office was grateful to Mr. President for approving additional funds, assuring that the delayed monthly stipends will be paid as soon the office receives the approved funds.


Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme

He said President Mohammedu Buhari’s recent approval of additional funds for the programme was a clear commitment and demonstration of his concern for the welfare of the youth in the region, particularly the ex-agitators captured under the Presidential Amnesty Programme. He added that while the Amnesty Office was still expecting the money, paper work for the immediate payment of stipends has been done, pending the arrival of the approved funds. General Boroh who expressed deep concern over the delay in the payment of stipends, reiterated that payment will commence as soon as the office receives the money in no distant time, bearing in mind preparations by families for the Yuletide season. He commended the ex-agitators for their show of maturity and understanding, just as he appealed to the youths in the Niger Delta region to continue to maintain peace in the region.

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