Ex-militants thank Jonathan, ask for more
Frm Jon Egie
Ex-militants of the Niger Delta have expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for including them in the phase 3 programme of the presidential amnesty programme.
The gratitude was contained in a letter addressed to President Goodluck Jonathan signed by the Delta State chairman of phase 3 amnesty programme, Mr Kingsley Odiri Agas, his vice Mr John Musa and General Isaac Boro Benin.
“Mr President, we thank you for approving the inclusion of the phase 3 into the amnesty programme. We also thank and appreciate the role played by Hon Kingsley Kuku to seeing to the success of the programme. May the almighty God protect and increase your days in office”.
They however complained that since the payment of the phase 3 of the amnesty programme was effected, the bank accounts of some documented leaders were yet to be credited and those whose accounts have been credited their payment is irregularly staggered and skipped, leaving only a few of the leaders with their payment update.
“We call on the financial section of the presidential amnesty programme to look into this issue and ensure that all documented leaders of the phase 3 programme are paid update”.
They also called on the FG to consider documenting ex-militants of the Niger Delta region whose records are yet to be reflected in the phase- 3 programme with the amnesty office as quickly as possible to enable them also benefit, “especially the leaders of the ex-agitators and our boys who fought with us”.
The letter extended gratitude to the national chairman and secretary of the ex-militants, Messrs John Julius and Tam Odogu respectively, for their relentless efforts at coordinating the amnesty issues at the national level.