Abuja - Former Niger Delta militants who are under the
Amnesty Programme have appealed to the Federal Government to pay their three
months outstanding stipends, Vanguard reported.
According to the leader of the group, Ramsey Mukoro, the
group has not been paid for the past three months and was becoming a burden to
Chairman of the second phase in Bayelsa, Ebina Salvation,
has stated that the non-payment of the ex-militants could lead in an undesired
protests, as there is peace in the region because of the amnesty programme.
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Salvation has pleaded with the Federal Government to release
adequate funds so that the programme can run effectively.
Liason Officer at the Bayelsa Office, Piriye Kiyaramo, has
declined to comment on the matter.
The Amnesty Programme according to a News24 article, was to
train various ex-militants on agro-based activities of which in turn would
diversify the economy.
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