IN an effort to find a lasting solution to the current activities of the Niger Delta Avengers; the Federal government, through the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, has taken proactive steps by engaging stakeholders in the region. The Amnesty Programme boss, Brigadier General P.T. Boroh, led a high level delegation, comprising of Representatives from the Office of the Vice President and Office of the National Security Adviser.
The Delegation met with a special committee, setup by the Delta State Governor, to look into the recent destruction of oil and gas installations in the state. The committee, led by the state Deputy Governor, Barr Kingsey Otuaro, briefed the delegation on their activities and asked for a collaboration between the State and Federal Government, to tackle the issue.
In his response the Amnesty Boss, assured the committee of his full support and promised to use his office to tackle the root cause of the problem. According to him, Federal Government will ensure that restive youths in the Niger Delta are engaged positively. It’s on record that the Presidential Amnesty Programme has so far succeeded in training/rehabilitating 17,322 persons since its inception, 5 years ago.
— May 19, 2016 @ 12:35 GMT