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Youths faults Buhari on deadline for amnesty programme

01 June 2015, 17:06

Abuja - Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide have kicked against the December deadline set for the termination of the Presidential Amnesty programme for ex-Niger Delta militants by President Muhammadu Buhari, Punch reports.

The IYC in a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Eric Omare, said the council appreciated the fact that the amnesty programme could not continue forever and therefore must have a terminal date but the government must have a laid out plan to clean up the Niger Delta environment.

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It also said such termination should take into consideration the implementation of the nation’s environment protection report on Ogoni as well as tackle the menace of oil theft in the region.

The group said it had expected President Buhari to address issues such as cleaning up of the Niger Delta environment, implementation of the UNEP report on Ogoni and tackling the menace of oil theft which had greatly contributed to environmental degradation in the Niger Delta.

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