Ex-Militants Give Buhari, Boroh Pass Mark

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Ex-Militants Give Buhari, Boroh Pass Mark

Ex-militant leaders from the Niger Delta have lauded efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Gen. Paul Boroh, for their efforts to develop the region.

The ex-agitators were excited at the Presidential approval for the Maritime University in Okerenkoko, Delta State.

The ex-militants, who met with Boroh in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday, praised Buhari for granting N65 billion budgetary allocation to the Amnesty Office.

The meeting was convened to map out strategies and a way forward for beneficiaries.

Speaking through their Bayelsa State Chairman, Mr. Bull Ifiemi, the ex-militants said Buhari and Boro had shown commitment to development of Niger Delta.

They praised the Presidency for conducting far-reaching peace advocacy in the Niger Delta through Vice President Yemi Osibanjo.

The former militants hinted that the advocacy achieved its objectives of engaging youths in the region and bringing them closer to the Federal Government.

They attributed the peace in the region to the Vice President’s tour, which they said calmed frayed nerves, and praised Boroh for his continuous peace campaigns and result-oriented negotiations with aggrieved persons in the Niger Delta.