The Federal Government says it will continue the payment of stipends to ex-militants as from Monday (today).
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), who stated this on Sunday, noted that the agency was already addressing the hiccups in the payment.
A statement by the Head, Media and Communication Department of the Presidential Amnesty Office, Abuja, Piriye Kiyaramo, urged the repentant militants to be patience with the organisation.
The statement quoted the amnesty boss saying, “President Muhammadu Buhari attaches so much importance to the amnesty programme, which explains why the President in his inaugural address to the nation promised to invest in the projects and programmes currently in place for the ex-agitators in the region.
“The President is already putting together a youth development and empowerment package that would directly impact the ex-agitators and other youths in the region.”