Boroh Stops Double Stipends Payment To Amnesty Beneficiaries
The Coordinator of the
Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh, (retd) has said
that the office has stopped the payment of double stipends to
ex-agitators under the programme.
Boroh said that some of the
beneficiaries were receiving stipends and in-training allowances which
according to him amounted to double payment.
Boroh’s comments were contained in
an electronic mail of Tuesday signed on his behalf by the Media and
Communications Consultant of Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Owei
Boroh stated that the Amnesty Office had to carry biometric verification to match the beneficiaries of the stipend with those receiving in-training allowances to detect such cases of double payments.
He explained that the while the office was able to detect and stop the
double payment to some of the beneficiaries, others who used their
“bush names” to register for the Amnesty Programme and their real names
for registration in the tertiary institutions were still receiving the
He said that the office would
ensure that all such people were stopped from receiving double payment
on completion of the ongoing biometric exercise.
The Amnesty office pays N65,000 to
all ex militants listed under the Presidential Amnesty Programme while
those under government scholarship in various tertiary institutions