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The Presidential Amnesty Programme has attributed its recorded achievements to the unwavering support of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Coordinator of the programme, Professor Charles Dokubo who turned one year in office March 13, stated this during a press briefing in Warri.
According to the coordinator, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Murphy Ganagana, with the president’s commitment to ensuring peace and development in the Niger Delta, the amnesty programme now focuses on both training and employment of beneficiaries.
“Let me place on record that we are able to achieve all these because of the staunch and unalloyed support of President Muhammadu Buhari has been giving the Amnesty programme and the Niger Delta as a whole.
“On his fatherly watch, we have since re-worked the programme to focus on not just training but also job creation and empowerment of already trained beneficiaries. I can confirm to all stakeholders gathered here today that President Buhari loves the Niger Delta and its people,” Dokubo said.
Some achievements made in the past year include meetings with critical stakeholders of the oil-rich region, as well as leaders of ex-agitators to foster peace.
Others are completion of two vocational training centres in Agadagba, Ondo state and Kaiama, in Bayelsa state, reintegration of thousands for varying trainings and formal education and also, provision of job opportunities for trained beneficiaries.
It should be noted that until Professor Dokubo’s dispensation, none of the vocational training centres built had been completed.