Published On: Wed, Jun 7th, 2017

Presidential Amnesty Programme to enroll 200 ex-Agitators in Sports

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Brig. Gen Paul Boroh (Rtd) who is the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) stated that programme will enroll 200 ex-Agitators for an all-inclusive Sport at the the SIA’one Soccer Academy.

Brig. Gen Paul Boroh (Rtd) Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Boroh stated this when the SIA’one Soccer Academy paid him a courtesy call on Thursday in Abuja.

The Coordinator said Sports would offer many of the youth’s opportunity that would develop their spirit of volunteerism and also a force for social integration.

He said the collaboration with the SIA’one Soccer Academy is to reintegrate some of the ex-agitators and youths in the Niger Delta region. “Sport is a language that everyone can understand and relate with.

“Sport is important for healthy living, personal development and social bonding. Sport is also a leisure activity that all can enjoy.

“It keeps us physically fit, builds character, and bonds family and friends. At its best, sports can bring people together, no matter what our race, background, or economic status.

“This is why we want to give our beneficiaries the opportunity to experience sports and live better through sports, whether as a professional sportsperson, amateur player, spectator or volunteer.

“What we can we do is to encourage a sporting lifestyle, not just for individuals, but also in our communities.

“We have two broad strategies. The first strategy is to enhance our sports facilities in the Niger Delta region.

“This is crucial to meeting the sporting and fitness needs of the region,” he said.

Mr. Samson Saisia who is the Coordinator of SIA’one has stated that sport is the greatest unifying force in the Nigeria at and the world at large.

The former Super eagles coach has commended the Amnesty office under Boroh for coming out with such a brilliant initiative to engage the ex-Agitators and youths of the region in sports.

“The youths are the future, hope and custodian of our tomorrow.

“In a couple of months we hope to make a success of the programme,” Saisia assured.



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