NIGER DELTA YOUTHS APPLAUD PRESIDENT BUHARI OVER BUDGET FOR AMNESTY PROGRAMME
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on October 10, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has been lauded for his continued support, fast-tracking and sustenance of the Amnesty Programme under the leadership of Prof Charles Dokubo through sustained funding.
Ijaw Youths speaking under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide also noted that the huge amounts devoted by the Federal Government in the 2020 Budget demonstrates the President’s commitment to the peace in the Niger Delta and prosperity of the nation.
A statement signed by the spokesmen of the apex body of Ijaw youths, Daniel Dasimaka explained that the budget would enable the Prof Charles Dokubo led Amnesty office to build the capacity of more delegates of the programme and integrate them into proper and productive members of the Niger Delta and Nigerian society.
They noted with delight that the President acknowledged the vital role played by the sustained peace in the Niger Delta which is in large part due to the Amnesty programme in raising the nation’s Foreign Reserves from twenty three billion dollars in October 2016 to about forty two billion dollars by August 2019.
Recall that the Federal Government has provided the sum of sixty five billion naira for the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the 2020 Budget that was presented to the National Assembly by the President on Tuesday.