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FG remains committed to Amnesty Programme – Coordinator
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Programme, retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, says the Federal Government still remains committed to the Amnesty Programme in the region.
Boroh, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday, said the Federal government would ensure the sustenance of all ongoing human capital development initiatives under the programme.
He said in spite of the backlog of tuition fees and allowances inherited on assumption of duties, he had been working tirelessly with the Central Bank Nigeria to address the situation.
“The Finance and Account Department of the Amnesty office has released the allowance for the month of May and June, 2015, to the students studying in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Philippines and other countries of the world,” he said.
According to him, there is an orchestrated attempt by some individuals and sponsored groups to tarnish his reputation.
He, however, said payments of beneficiary allowances for July and August were being processed and would be released when funds were allocated.
“Some elements have being trying to score cheap political points by using delay in these payments to peddle falsehoods but I advise them to desist from creating tension amongst Niger Delta youths.
“I can assure you that payments for the months of July and August are being processed and immediately funds are released, these payments will be effected,” he said.
Boroh, however, reiterated the need for beneficiaries to always adhere to rules governing the programme or risk forfeiture of their allowances.
He said because of the strategic place of the Niger Delta, there was need to ensure justice, peace and security in the region at all times.
Source - NAN
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