Ex-militants commend FG over increased amnesty budget


Ex-militants leaders from the Niger Delta yesterday commended the Federal Government over the increased budgetary allocation to the amnesty program by N300billion.

They equally hailed Acting President; Professor Yemi Osinbajo for signing the 2017 budget and noted that a lot more is expected as soon as funds are made available.

The ex-militants who said the allocation would ensure peace in the region, warned against the alleged planned protest against the Federal Government and the Amnesty office by some sponsored ex-militants.

A statement signed by Perewari Johnson, on behalf of the Niger Delta Concerned Ex-agitators (NDCE), condemned any form of protest and urged all citizens not to allow people with selfish interest use them against their fellow Niger-Delta sons.

The statement added that the peace initiatives of the Federal Government have provided sustained peace and increased attention for the region, calling on the people to support the FG. The statement added that peace in the region has led to the training and employment of over 200 youths under the Amnesty programme.

They charged security agencies to ensure that the criminal elements are not allowed to protest and breach the peace being enjoyed in the region.



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