…As MRPSM scheme reaches advanced stage
OpeOluwani Akintayo 25 September 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Federal Government is presently restructuring the Presidential Amnesty Programme to include human capacity training.
According to a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh, rtd., obtained by SweetcrudeReports, the rebranded amnesty programme will now include human capacity development.
Boroh, in the statement, explained that inclusion of human capacity training is geared towards reintegrating ex-militants in the Niger Delta into normal lifestyle void of violence.
“The amnesty programme is being restructured to include human capacity development,” he said.
Hinting on the development, he said the Niger Delta people are expected to participate actively in the Modular Refinery and Pipeline Security and Monitoring Scheme, MRPSM. He stressed that the modalities for the implementation has reached an advanced stage.
“For the pipeline security scheme, it is going to be community driven. The communities where we have these oil installations and facilities are expected to drive this process. The modalities for these are still being worked out.
“For the modular refinery, which is also going to be private driven, it is being initiated in order to put an end to the menace of the illegal refinery.
“The blue print on this will be out soon, he said. And that the amnesty programme was being restructured to include human capacity development,” he added.