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Reps demand comprehensive list of ex-agitators

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA—House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, yesterday, asked the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier- General Paul Boroh (retd), to furnish it with the comprehensive list of all ex-militants in the region.

The committee also demanded the list of all those resettled.

Chairman of the Committee, Essien Ekpenyong, made the demands during the 2018 budget defence of the Amnesty Programme.

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Ekpenyong also told  Boroh to initiate a well structured process of exiting ex- agitators who have been trained and empowered by the amnesty programme.

The committee also requested details of on-going projects in the 2017 appropriations.

Ekpenyong  added that the committee will embark on oversight to ascertain the level of completion.

Earlier, Boroh had presented a budget proposal of N65 billion.

According to him, the budget will enable the Office to pay the stipends of  30,000 ex militants captured in the programme, carry out operational activities and sustainable community integration programmes.

He listed vocational training, specialized onshore and offshore training, tuition fees of most agitators as his achievements.

 

 


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