Monday, 4 July 2016

Bayelsa Governor Dickson begs Niger Delta militants

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Sunday asked the federal government to pay outstanding allowances to ex-militants.

He appealed to ex-militants under the amnesty programme to shelve planned protests over non-payment of their allowances.

The governor urged the ex-agitators to be calm and exercise patience with the Federal Government over delay in the payment of their stipends.

The appeal was made in a statement issued on Sunday in Yenagoa by the State Commissioner for Information, Jonathan Obuebite,

The statement quoted Dickson as advising all stakeholders in the Niger Delta struggle to “eschew violence and live in peace” as issues concerning their welfare will soon be addressed by the Federal Government.

He also called on the Presidential Amnesty Office to urgently pay whatever was due the ex-agitators.
The governor’s call is coming amidst plans by the ex-agitators to disrupt the peace and national asset.

Source: The Nation News

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