Niger Delta: FG to Spend N35.8 Billion On Ex-Militants in 2014

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A total of N35.830 billion has been earmarked for the “reintegration” of Niger-Delta ex-militants enrolled in the Presidential Amnesty Programme in 2014.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku to the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta, chaired by Warman Ogoriba (PDP, Bayelsa).
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Explaining the allocation, Kuku said in 2013, the sum of N38.909 billion was appropriated for demobilized ex-agitators, while the sum of N546 million was provided for the reinsertion/transition safety allowance for 3, 642 transformed ex-agitators and their leaders enlisted in the third phase of the Amnesty programme, in compliance with the United Nations Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Charter Code.

Source: ThisDay

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