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NGO tasks Jonathan on amnesty programme

By Fredrick Okopie
WARRI — A non-governmental organisation, the Unveilers of Good Leaders Foundation, UGLF,  has charged Acting President, Goodluck Jona-than, to give priority attentionto the ongoing amnesty programme to ensure its speedy implementation.

In a statement issued by the National President of the group, Evangelist David Ohwobeya, and made available to newsmen in Warri, the group noted that the amnesty programme was becoming more of a political sentiment, instead of its original plan to disarm  ex-militants and subsequently empower them.

The group  expressed dissatisfaction over the way the amnesty programme was being handled, lamenting that since 4 October when the militants dropped their arms, no meaningful step had been taken by the Federal Government to ensure the actualisation of the programme.

The statements further revealed that some of the repentant militants could be tempted to take to violence if they are not properly and  meaningfully engaged,.

It commanded  the acting president for  restoring peace and stability in the country, and ensuring availability of petroleum products.

The group also advised the acting president to concentrate fully on the amnesty programme, and ensure that only sincere people should handle the programme, because some of the ex-militants are already complaining that they were being neglected by the government and short changed by their purported militant leaders.


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