Ex-agitators: We will clear all arrears on Tuesday – Amnesty Office

The Presidential Amnesty Office says the beneficiaries of the Amnesty programme will be paid their two months stipends not later than Tuesday 15th December, 2015.

Special Adviser to the President and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. General Paul Boroh (rtd), who announced this said he was pleased with the cooperation, understanding and support of the beneficiaries, which he said had seen peace return to the Niger Delta Region.

The beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme had inundated the Presidential Amnesty Programme with a number of enquiries over the delay in the payment of their October and November, 2015 monthly stipends.

But the Amnesty Office said it was waiting for the release of its quarterly federal allocation which has now been received.

Boroh, however, assured that 1,225 of the beneficiaries will be empowered before the end of December, 2015 to set up their own businesses and become self-sufficient.

He appealed to beneficiaries and 2,500 others that had been previously empowered, should strive to hire unemployed youths in their areas.

He further assured them that concerted efforts are on to ensure the sustainable reintegration of all beneficiaries and urges them to continue channeling whatever complaints they have through the normal means of communication or to make use of the 24-Hour Amnesty Call Centre.

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