Ex-Niger Delta Agitators Send Message To President Tinubu

Ex-Niger Delta Agitators Send Message To President Tinubu

Ex-agitators under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) have told President Bola Tinubu not to heed the call of those seeking the termination of the programme.

The ex-agitators submitted that those seeking the scrapping of the presidential amnesty programme are not from the region.

The ex-agitators under the Second Phase Amnesty Ex-agitators Forum who spoke through their National Spokesman, ‘Gen’ Salvation Ibena Rufus, in a statement in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, yesterday, added that no true son of the Niger Delta or beneficiaries of the PAP would seek or call for the termination of the programme.

According to them, the interim administrator of the programme, Major Gen. Barry Ndiomu, (retd) has performed creditably well and should be confirmed by President Tinubu.

Rufus said the scheme has been having it so good since Ndiomu came on board.

He said: “We are in harmony with genuine stakeholders from the region on the call for President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to confirm Maj. General Barry Tariye Ndiomu, retd, as the substantive boss of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, and we are urging these faceless characters and desperate political jobbers to leave the Presidential Amnesty helmsman alone to concentrate on his onerous task of taking the Presidential Amnesty Scheme to greater heights.

“We have it on good authority that the authors and sponsors of the calls for scrapping of the PAP are not from the Niger Delta region. Our intelligence gathering suggests that the motive behind the blistering media war chest is to compel the new government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to terminate and liquidate the Presidential Amnesty Scheme.

“No true son or daughter of Niger Delta and a beneficiary of the PAP would seek or call for the sack of Major Gen. Barry Tariye Ndiomu, rtd. Under his watch as an Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, a breath of fresh air has been injected into the scheme, true beneficiaries of PAP have not had it so good in recent times.

“It is laughable, preposterous and ludicrous that these faceless characters claimed that the sum of N2.5 billion in the coffers of the Presidential Amnesty Corporative Loan Scheme has vanished into thin air. There is no iota of truth in this unfounded allegation.

“What these uninformed and faceless characters failed to understand is that the alleged N2.5 billion was a seed money to kick start the laudable initiative and so far more than 1000 delegates have benefited from the soft loan depending on what you intend to do with the money.

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