By Emma Arubi
WARRIâ€”AS preparation for post-amnesty programme gets off the ground, Camp 15 militant leader in Delta State, Mr. Austin Oges, has threatened to pull out his boys from the rehabilitation centre for alleged poor living conditions, acute hunger and low remuneration.
Similarly, the Niger Delta Welfare Committee (NDWC), in a statement signed by the Chairman, Miyebi Ballas, and five others,Â urged the government to take proper care of the repentant militants and not allow them to roam around the streets in hunger.
They stated further that government should address the key issue of their daily bread through adequate empowerment before talking about development, which is a long process.
According to the group, states creation to bring government closer to the people is the road map to empowering the grassroots because it is closer to them and offers immediate opportunities to all and sundry in every ramification that brings with it the dividends of democracy.
The NDWC called on the federal government to immediately commence the re-building of all destroyed communities in the region by the military Joint Task Force (JTF), even as it commended the repentant militants for keying into the amnesty programme of the federal government.
The group asserted that if the government were steadfast and committed to developing the region, in 10 years time, Nigeria would be better off in the comity of nations in general and the region in particular.