President Buhari to re-engineer Amnesty Program

By admin on

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 993


President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to “re-engineer” the Niger Delta amnesty programme for former militants.
The programme was designed to stem attacks that have slashed oil exports but set to be scrapped.
The announcement, made in a televised speech marking his first year in office, is an apparent reversal from earlier this year when his government pledged to end the scheme by 2018.
“On the Niger Delta, we are committed to implementing the United Nations Environment Programme report and are advancing clean-up operations,” said Buhari.

In his words “I believe the way forward is to take a sustainable approach to address the issues that affect the delta communities. Re-engineering the amnesty programmes is an example of this,”
The costly programme introduced in 2009 after years of violence by militants pays monthly stipends to 30,000 former militants as well as offering them training opportunities.

A wave of recent attacks on Nigeria’s oil infrastructure has seen the country’s oil output drop to the lowest level in two decades, putting pressure on the Nigerian government to restore peace in the southern swamplands.
“The recent spate of attacks by militants disrupting oil and power installations will not distract us from engaging leaders in the region,” Buhari said.

 

Posted on May, 29 2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Our Administration is committed to the welfare of...

‘I married you because my mumu never do,’...

Ag. President Osibanjo reverts FEC to 10am

Obasanjo's corruption allegation against lawmakers spurious - senate...

Dikko Resigns As Customs Boss

New Kano emirs have received their appointment letter...

2019: Neither Buhari nor any member would get...

100-year-old death-row inmate released

Real Madrid wins Champions League after beatingAtletico on...

Your govt has increased poverty, unemployment, ADC to...

Opinion: Junaid Mohammed's Bunkum and The Final Battle...

We will revive Nigercem soon, FG assures
News Abia Election Special (5) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (11) Breaking News (204) Business (51) Campus News (5) Crime (173) Economy (130) Education (155) Entertainment (169) Fashion and Style (4) General (1115) Health (119) Inside Africa (45) International News (310) Interviews (36) National (2043) Politics (1182) Press Releases (141) Religion (10) Security (155) Sports (457) Technology (29) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News Security agencies attack, disrupt gathering of Soyinka, others in Lagos We are laying foundation to lift 100 million Nigerians from poverty — Buhari German govt repatriates Nigerians 48 hours after Ekweremadu’s attack Ekweremadu : PDP were main cheerleaders of IPOB, they owe Nigerians an apology - APC The Attack On Ekweremadu Cannot Be Justified Under Any Guise – PDP NASU, SSANU Commence Warning Strike N1.2million Fraud: Maurice Iwu meets N1bn bail condition Buhari did not ban food importation - Garba Shehu Abia govt has not received new Tranche of Paris Club refund - Organised Labour Ekweremadu: Attackers must face consequences of their actions - Abike Dabiri-Erewa

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (25,518 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (21,507 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (18,051 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (8,908 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (8,210 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,929 views) Ebola virus in Syria – Infecting ISIS members (7,841 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,664 views) Cojoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel Pose in Bikini (7,530 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (7,022 views)