The federal government of Nigeria has confirmed that it has restarted the payment of stipends for the amnesty programme to ex-Niger Delta militants in Nigeria’s oil rich region.
Paul Boroh, the coordinator of the Amnesty Programme confirmed the development that the payment has started on Monday (yesterday). He said “President Muhammadu Buhari appreciates their patience and that the hiccups in the payment of their stipends are already being addressed
The federal government last week descended heavily on criminal gangs stealing refined crude oil in the coastal regions of Lagos and the South West.
The government has reached an agreement with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND. As part of the agreement, MEND said that Mr. Government Ekpemupolo shall not be arrested, harassed and/or intimidated whenever he makes himself available as a delegate of the MEND Aaron Team.
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