Written by on September 9, 2022

Over one-thousand ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP (Phase 2) have lamented the alleged non-payment of their monthly stipends for over one year.

Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved ex-militants from Bayelsa State, Chairman, Phase 2, JOHN ESUKU claimed that all efforts to receive their monthly stipend of 65,000-naira from the Colonel MILLAND DIKIO (retired)-led PAP had not yielded any positive result.

ESUKU claimed that the refusal of the Amnesty Office to pay over 6,000 ex-agitators their monthly stipends for the past one year had driven a lot of jobless youths in the region to return to the creeks to resume artisanal crude refining.

The ex-militants accused DIKIO, who is also the Special Adviser to the President on PAP of being allegedly responsible for the rising wave of crude oil bunkering activities in the Niger Delta region.

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