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Groups advocate increase in Amnesty Programme’s budgetary allocation

By Gab Ejuwa

Pan Niger Delta groups,  Itsekiri National Development Initiative, INDI, Niger Deltans for Good Governance, NDGG and Niger Delta Advocates for Good Governance and Environmental Justice, NDAGGEJ,  based in Warri, Delta State, have called for increase in the budgetary allocation to the Presidential Amnesty Programme for it to cater for the wellbeing of the beneficiaries.

The groups said in a statement by Dennis Mene, President, INDI,  Samson Toga, President, NDGG,  Esimaje Okotie, PRO, NDAGGEJ, that despite the fact that Niger Deltans benefited more in the programme as a result of the prudent management of the funds since Major-General Paul Boroh (retd) took over the coordination of the programme, increment was needed for more beneficiaries to be trained and engaged.

The groups urged the coordinator of the Amnesty Programme not to be distracted from the prudent and effective manner he has been managing  the programme thus far and as well urged him to ignore the few who are not happy  in ensuring that all benefit from the programme, irrespective of ethnic nationality, which is against the old order of sharing the money among few persons from the region.


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