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Ex-militants appeal to FG to pay outstanding stipends

12 September 2016, 20:15

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 the ex-agitators.

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.

Also read: Ex-militants warn politicians to stop sabotaging amnesty programme

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.

For more on this story visit Vanguard



- News24


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