We Are Now Ready To Work With Buhari- Ex-Militants
Ex-Niger Delta Militants and agitators have on Wednesday, January 11 vowed to work with President Muhammadu Buhari in order to foster peace and stability in the Niger Delta Region.
This pledge came at the instance of the emergency meeting held by the ex-agitators captured under the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme in Benin City.
The meeting which had the sole focus of fostering peace and stability in the Niger Delta region, was well attended, and had leaders, State Coordinators and members from all the 9 Niger Delta States.
Recall that recently about 200 Ex Agitators have successfully been trained and empowered on Enhanced Agriculture at the National Biotechnology Development Center, in Odi, Baylesa State, while some others have been empowered with starter packs, to start their own farms.
The ex-agitators, in a unanimous voice, resolved to protect the sovereignty of the country and expose anyone found vandalizing oil and gas installations within their communities. They cited the negative effects of vandalism on the environment and the mindset of investors as their motivation.
In a statement, Wabiye Idoniboyeobu, Media Consultant to Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Paul Boroh said the engagement was “a huge success [and]had all the leaders present, who pledged their support for the current administration’s Agricultural Empowerment Programmes for beneficiaries.”
One of the leaders, Pastor Ruben Wilson, thanked General Boroh for his unbiased coordination of the Amnesty Programme, stating that under Boroh’s watch the Amnesty Programme has transformed from a political tool, to a well-coordinated reintegration platform for the repentant agitators of the Niger Delta Region.
In his response, General Boroh lauded the ex-agitators for their patience and perseverance, promising Federal Government’s commitment to improving the lives of all beneficiaries and youths in the region at large.’’