The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (rtd), on Tuesday had an emergency meeting with the leaders of ex-agitators, captured under the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), in Benin City Edo State capital.
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 nine Niger Delta States in attendance.
The meeting which was according to amedia consultant to Brigadier General Paul Boroh was “a huge success”, because all the leaders present 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 region.
In his response, General Boroh lauded the ex-agitators for their patience and perseverance, assuring Federal Government’s commitment to improving the lives of all beneficiaries and youths in the region at large.
It could be recalled that the Amnesty Programme has in recent times, focused on training and empowering beneficiaries in agricultural activities. Recently, about 200 Ex Agitators have successfully been trained and Empowered on Enhanced Agriculture at the National Biotechnology Development Center, in Odi, Baylesa State.