Ex Niger Delta Agitators commends reforms of Amnesty Programme.

Written by on November 3, 2021

Ex-agitators of the Niger Delta have commended the reforms introduced to sanitise the contract processes at the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in the past one year.

The Ex-Militants leaders who accepted the Federal Government’s amnesty offer observed that measures put in place by the programme’s Interim Administrator, retired Colonel Milland Dikio, has ensured probity and accountability.

The National Secretary, First Phase Ex-Agitators, Mr. Nature Dumale, explained that Dikio had not awarded new contracts since he came on board because he was interested in sanitising the process to actualise the reintegration phase of the programme

Dumale spoke with newsmen in Yenagoa after accompanying Dikio to inspect commercial farms in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, as part of arrangements to roll out trainings for ex-agitators on agriculture.

He said the amnesty boss inherited many ex-agitators, who went through various training programmes without empowerment noting that Dikio had evolved a new strategy of Train, Employ and Mentor (TEM) to deal with the shortcomings.

Dumale said that Dikio has insisted that under his watch, only contractors whose proposals and facilities were in line with TEM template would be considered for fresh jobs in PAP.

Amen J. Kantiyok

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