The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), has called on the ex-militants enrolled under the programme not to be agitated over the delay in the payment of their stipends.
Boroh said that arrangements were being made to sanitise the system to make payment of the stipends in a more effective and efficient manner to the ex-militants. The Coordinator of the Amnesty programme made the comment while speaking with journalists shortly after a meeting with the Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John Groffen, in Abuja on Monday.
The ex-militants are agitated over the non-payment of their monthly stipends for the months of July and August. He said that the Federal Government was aware of the pains the ex-militants were going through and would ensure that they get their stipends soon.
He said, “There are plans to have a very conducive atmosphere by which payments could be made so that everybody would have confidence in the system. “Only today, I spoke with some boys in the creeks when they called me. The Federal Government is aware of the pains that they are going through and there are arrangements being made to ensure that they all get their payment within a short time. Read more