Published On: Wed, Apr 26th, 2017


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The Presidential Amnesty Office is harmonising its partnerships with strategic development ministries and agencies towards fast-tracking the reintegration of reformed former agitators into civil life.

Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd.) stepped up this campaign with a courtesy visit to the office of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Pastor Usani Uhuru Usani.

General Boroh explained that both agencies of government have periodically reviewed their operations to avoid duplication of roles, while aligning areas of interest all geared towards impacting positively on the Niger Delta region.

The Presidential aide further explained that critical partnerships will create access to sustainable peace and development which will in turn help government achieve its vision of transforming oil communities in the region into hubs for diverse socio-economic activities.

He said “only an environment that promotes peace and commerce would invariably boost wealth creation opportunities and mass employment for youth in the region and Nigeria at large.”

General Boroh who was accompanied on the visit by some members of his management team described the parley with the Minister as critical and part of an integrated campaign by the federal government through its agencies to deepen its bond with the Niger Delta people.

He also spoke on the proposed creation of modular refineries in oil producing communities of the Niger Delta and the resultant benefits to indigenes.

The Amnesty boss was particularly keen on the introduction of trainings in commercial agriculture into the Amnesty Programme.

He emphasised diversification is currently of utmost importance to Nigeria’s economic growth and that agriculture is an established area that youth can explore and excel.

General Boroh said the training and empowerment of thousands of Amnesty delegates in this area is in line with the Presidential initiative to explore available potentials in the sector to grow the national economy.

Responding the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Pastor Usani Usani said the visit was apt considering the Vice President’s recent tour of the Niger Delta region and the increasing expectations from the people.

He applauded the renewed drive by government agencies to achieve the President’s mandate on sustainable peace and development of the area.

The Minister called on all government Parastatals and agencies to imbibe the spirit of collaboration for rapid development of the Nation.  Brigadier General Boroh presented a copy of the Presidential Amnesty Programme compendium to the minister.

Brig Gen Paul Boroh (Rtd.) here presents a copy of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Compendium to Pastor Usani Uhuru Usani the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs

Part of the mandate of the Presidential Amnesty Office includes stability of peace in the Niger Delta region in order to allow critical partners like the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Works and international development partners carry out development activities.



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