About 5,000 youths from the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria will be sponsored by the Presidential Amnesty Programme in local and international universities in various professions.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig-Gen Paul Boroh made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Director General Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu.
He said the peace being experienced in the Niger-Delta was as a result of the sincerity from the part of the government in bringing solution to the problem in the region.
“The people of the Niger Delta are now being carried along on the activities in the region where illegal refineries will soon be turned into modular ones,” Paul
Brig-Gen Paul Boroh stated that the clean up exercise was ongoing and soon the environmental degradation would be a thing of the past.
The Director General, Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu called on the youths of the Niger Delta region to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, as he strive to bring peace and development in the region.
“Sometimes when you fall into the river and you want your brother to save you he may not even be the one to save you, but another person will, so I want the youth and people of Niger Delta to support the present administration as it strive to bring lasting peace and development in the region,” the Director General explained.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme is the initiative of the Government to develop and empower youths in the Niger Delta region, whose source of livelihood has been largely affected by oil exploration.