Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Paul Boroh has said over 350 former Niger Delta militants that embraced the amnesty programme of the Federal Government and employed after their training will start receiving salaries immediately the 2018 appropriation bill is passed.
He started that some of the former militants who were sent for training abroad but refused to graduate will be on their own as the government will not continue to take responsibility for their training since they have refused to graduate.
The Special Adviser stated that the amnesty programme had achieved about 96% success.
Also talking about the rumor of some ex-militants sent for studies overseas being abandoned, he said “I will never allow any of my children schooling outside this country under the government to suffer. As we speak, 96% of those on off-shore scholarship have graduated and returned home.”.