Buhari committed to ensuring peace in Niger-Delta - Boroh

Buhari committed to ensuring peace in Niger-Delta - Boroh

- The special adviser to the president on Niger Delta, Paul Boroh, said Muhammadu Buhari is committed to ensuring there is peace in the region

- Boroh said the state is expecting investors to come and add more value to the region

The special adviser to the president on Niger Delta, Brig-Gen Paul Boroh, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over its peaceful commitment in the state.

Boroh, the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, made this known in New York, US on Wednesday, July 17.

“The impact of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the Niger Delta region has been very satisfactory and encouraging because the ex-agitators have imbibed that culture of ensuring peace.

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“This is to allow for growth in the region and they are happy about it because a lot of valuable entrepreneurship programmes are ongoing in the entire Niger-Delta region.

“Their (ex-agitators) morale is high and they are happy. “Each time I go to discuss with the ex-agitators and the youth, they pledge their loyalty and support to the present administration.

“This is so that the administration can continue the good things it is doing because of the commitment of Mr President in ensuring peace, stability and development in the region.

“The Niger Delta today is stable, peaceful and expecting investors moving there and help in adding value to the region,” Boroh said.

According to him, well over 5,000 ex-agitators have benefitted within the past two years in critical areas of aviation, maritime, oil and gas and agriculture, Vanguard reports.

He also said agriculture was now the main focus of the programme in line with the government’s economic diversification strategy.

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“This is to ensure that the ex-agitators imbibe the details of the new agricultural policy so that they can be professional farmers at the end of the day.

“This will create massive job opportunities, ensure that there’s food security in the region and the country at large and again, enhance our financial position.

“Niger Delta is stable and investors are moving in to continue their business,” Boroh said.

''The presidential aide also explained that the programme has a terminal phase but that the ex-agitators would be empowered before the final phase. The programme has a timeline to phase out.

''It has to do with ensuring that the ex-agitators that are in the programme are adequately trained and empowered so that they can leave and this is ongoing,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the special adviser to the president on Niger Delta, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh said no fewer than 317 ex-agitators graduated from different institutions in the U.S. and UK in 2017.

Boroh, who is also the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, disclosed this in New York on Friday, July 14 when he visited Professor Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador/Special Representative to the UN and the Deputy Ambassador Samson Itegboje.

Watch this Legit.ng TV Video of recent issues being raised by Nigerians over the state of the nation and the non-popularity of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration:

Source: Legit.ng

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