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Pipeline gets militant protection

18 July 2013, 13:01

Abuja – The multi-million protection contract for the Naira pipeline being given to former Niger Delta warlords was defended by the Presidency as it is part of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, All Africa reports.

Kingsley Kuku, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, revealed that the choice of the ex-warlords was to ensure that they regained success in the jobs and as they are natives of the Niger Delta they are well-equipped and placed to help to prevent oil theft.

Kuku also explained that the Federal Government agreed to provide these ex-militants with alternate livelihoods in order keep the peace.

Read more at All Africa.


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