This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Friday
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Dokubo said President Buhari has done well for the people of the oil-rich region, especially with the Amnesty Programme, which has trained over 3,000 beneficiaries in less than two years under his watch from March 2018.
The stakeholders, comprising elders, opinion leaders and professionals drawn from various states across the Niger Delta, said previous coordinators of the Programme had mainly focused on amnesty and payment of stipends to ex-agitators, but were not concerned with developing the region.
Dokubo stated this on Monday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at a meeting with 170 leaders of ex-agitators enlisted in Phase Three of the Amnesty Programme.
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Femi Michael Abikoye, on Thursday reviewed the performance of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, with a verdict that it has recorded unprecedented achievements under Prof. Charles Dokubo as the Coordinator.
Also summoned before the court presided over by Justice Awogboro Abimbola, are Isaac Ityohuma and Aroloye Brown, Director of Finance and Accounts, and Head of Reintegration in the office, respectively.
The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof Charles Dokubo, has urged leaders of Niger Delta ex-agitators to work towards the success of the programme for people in the region to enjoy its gains.
Dokubo said even as he had never altered the structure he inherited, especially with regards to beneficiaries captured in the database of the Amnesty Programme, he took steps to redress glaring irregularities and cases of injustice.
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The beneficiaries, who were given the items at a flag-off ceremony in Warri, Delta State, are the first batch among 400 rural women to be empowered in the fishing sector.
Items distributed to the beneficiaries at a ceremony held in Okochiri, Okrika Local Government Area of the state, included deep freezers, electric sewing machines and generators.
The objective of the visit is to enable Dokubo evaluate the academic progress of the students, interact with them and address challenges in the course of their studies, in conjunction with officials of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington DC.
The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, disclosed at the weekend that about 16,000 beneficiaries have graduated from training under the Programme.
The training, conducted by specialized partners in Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Ondo, Imo and Rivers States, will last between six months and nine months.
Three hundred and eight beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme who had graduated from educational and vocational skills acquisition institutions within the country and offshore, have been profiled for employment in the public and private sector.
The beneficiaries, who had already been trained in various skills, were given empowerment packs in their respective trade areas to enable them start businesses to eke a living.
Dokubo noted that partnering the National Board for Technology Incubation will ensure the beneficiaries register their products with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme is partnering with the National Board for Technology Incubation to improve the quality and certification of agricultural and other products of its beneficiaries trained and empowered in the agric and allied sector.
Niger Delta leaders have urged the Federal Government to adequately fund and sustain the Presidential Amnesty Programme to maintain peace and fast-track development in the region.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme has warned Niger Delta youths offered scholarship on compassionate grounds to study in universities across the country not to take the gesture as a right, but rare privilege to enable them acquire tertiary education and better their lives.