Discussion board of Akwa Ibom repentant militants have instructed the Federal Authorities to not play politics with the Presidential Amnesty programme
They stated authorities ought to as an alternative fund it to allow its management implement the rehabilitation, reintegration and current phases of the programme.
They threatened to return to the creeks if the FG did not fund the PAP, in addition to implement different components of the cut price.
In a press assertion on Wednesday, signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Akwa Ibom Part 11 Ex-Militants, Comrade Imoh Okoko and Mr. Sunny Affiah, respectively, the discussion board stated the FG had not paid stipends and faculty charges to ex-agitators in vocational coaching centres inside and out of doors the nation for someday now.
The assertion added, ”It’s a well-known incontrovertible fact that the peace loved within the Niger Delta right this moment is determined by the sustenance of the Presidential Amnesty programme.
”It’s on report that the majority Akwa Ibom ex-militants haven’t been skilled each in colleges, vocational coaching centres and even until now the workplace is unable to pay ex-militants’ allowances and contractors resulting from improper funding of the Presidential Amnesty Programme”.
They, nevertheless, lauded the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC), Mr. Effiong Akwa for his efforts in sustaining peace within the area, however famous that his efforts could possibly be counter productive if the PAP shouldn’t be nicely funded to fulfill its obligations.
In accordance with them, ”he could not be capable of carry out creditably because of the insufficient funding of the amnesty workplace. And this will likely adversely have an effect on his lofty programmes and will result in incessant protests, harassment of the management of the Presidential Amnesty Workplace and attainable lack of confidence within the amnesty deal and subsequent return of the ex-agitators to the creeks.
”The Discussion board, subsequently, unanimously name on the President and different related authorities to not play politics with the Amnesty programme however to adequately fund it to allow its management implement the rehabilitation, reintegration and current phases of the programme efficiently, in addition to pay contractors dealing with numerous tasks within the area with the intention to maintain the delicate peace within the Niger Delta right this moment.”