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Niger Delta Amnesty Programme taking care of 30,000 youths – Boroh


Paul Boroh
Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme,
Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) yesterday revealed that 30, 000 youths have been captured in the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.
He explained that while some have graduated in various fields of learning, others are still undergoing various trainings both within and outside the country.
Boro maintained that the current administration of
President Muhammadu Buhari remains committed to
peace in the Niger Delta region and sustainable development of the region.
Boroh, who spoke in Abuja while playing host to the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), also expressed the commitment of the federal government to the amnesty programme and the economic empowerment of youths in the region.
The special assistant said there was an urgent need for all stakeholders in the Niger Delta to synergise for the development of the region.
He lamented that lack of synergy amongst relevant stakeholders in the past had derailed meaningful
achievements in the region. He called for greater partnership between the amnesty office, NDDC and the ministry of Niger Delta.
On his part, the MD of the NDDC, Chief Dan Abia lamented what he described as misinformation of activities in the Niger Delta region. He emphasised that the commission was committed to economic emancipation of youths in the region.
Noting that “Change has come to Nigeria and that change has come to Niger Delta region,” he emphasised that
there cannot be development without peace and that is why all stakeholders must collaborate.
“From time to time we need to create a platform to interact and exchange ideas, even review our
programmes. It is only by so doing that we can learn from each other, otherwise our efforts may not be commensurate with our results. We are bound to duplicate programmes,” he stated.

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