Published On: Mon, Apr 3rd, 2017

Boroh meets ex-militants

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Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd), met with leaders of former militants, captured under Presidential Amnesty Programme -PAP, at the weekend.
The meeting, held in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, had in attendance all former militant leaders captured under Phase One of the programme.

Officials of the Presidential Amnesty Office, an observer from Pan-Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF), Dr. Emmanuel Akpanobong and the convener, General Boroh.

The meeting’s agenda, which holds on a quarterly basis, was to directly interact with former agitators, and to improve and maintain the synergy between the amnesty office and the former agitators.
Their complaints, ranging from outstanding allowances to lack of representation in PANDEF, presented by the coordinator of the former militant leaders, Pastor Ruben, were collated and presented to General Boroh.
In his response, Boroh assured them of the Federal Government’s commitment to the programme and promised to address their complaints and resolve all pending issues. He outlined some of the federal government’s programmes, geared at improving the lives and fortunes of people in the region. Some of the points Boroh said include resolve to legalise and permit modular refineries in the region which will not only create job opportunities, but, also, promote peace and stability in the region.


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