Presidency re-organises Amnesty Programme, to verify beneficiaries

11 August 2015, Abuja – Barely two weeks after his appointment as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) has begun the overhauling of the office with a view to making it more proactive and beneficial.

Retired General Mohammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-elect

President Mohammadu Buhari

As a first step towards putting to an end the perennial problem of payment of stipends to their rightful owners, the Coordinator has ordered an immediate authentication of the actual number of such beneficiaries through a biometric data capturing exercise.

Similarly, Boroh has directed the office to harmonise all issues that affect the prompt payment of tuition fees of students and other trainees being sponsored by the PAP with immediate effect.

These directives were contained in a press release made available to Vanguard on Tuesday by the Chief of Staff to the Coordinator, Col. Dedis Abel (rtd).

The statement said that Boroh had also commenced the immediate re-organisation of the PAP in line with the President’s directive to reposition the office to engender sustainable peace and development in the Niger Delta.

The statement was however silent on the nature of the re-organisation and what had been changed under the new direction.


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