Ex-militants caution on dangers of non-release of 2016 Amnesty fund

Niger Delta militants

Former militant leaders in the Niger Delta region have again warned that the continuous delay in the release of the 2016 supplementary budgetary allocation for the Presidential Amnesty Programme may derail Federal Government’s peace initiative in the volatile region.

In a letter to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the ex-militants warned that the reluctance of the ministry to release the funds was creating a sense of frustration among beneficiaries of the amnesty programme and delaying the peace process.

Speaking after an emergency meeting on Wednesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State under the first phase leaders of Presidential Amnesty Program known as the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI), they urged the ministry to quickly release the funds to prevent another break down of law and order in the region.



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  • Rex

    Nigeria need to keep paying these people so they won’t destabilize the Country, can they really be called “former” militants or should we call them militants on payroll?

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Wow!!! See, they even have the Minister of Finance’s post office box number engraved in memory! But when you’re sixty-five, what are you gonna do with it? Perhaps Adeosun should then consider setting up a Niger Delta Militants Pension Fund (NDMPF – yes, NDMPF, since we love acronyms “flenty flenty”) under Ngige’s Federal Ministry of Labour AND PRODUCTIVITY (FMLP). These “hardworking and highly productive guys” deserve to age gracefully na. And for those lip-smacking none aligned busybodies, a note of warning: NDMPF will be exempt from all pension fund thieves o. “Try am, I chop off ya itchy fingers. Bloody civilian…”

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