October 23, 2018

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FG to pay ex-militants directly

FG to pay ex-militants directly

The Federal Government has said it will pay all ex-militants their monthly stipends directly, thus bypassing leaders who hitherto paid their boys after collecting bulk money from the Amnesty Office.

Chief of Staff in the office of the Special Adviser to the President and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Colonel Dedis Abel  (retd), who spoke on the development, yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said that discoveries showed that some of the ex-agitators got as low as N20,000  monthly from their commanders instead of the N65,000 they were entitled to.

He said that he was in the state to make direct payments covering the months of October to December 2015, owed the ex-agitators. Read more

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