*MRPSM scheme reaches advanced stage
26 September 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Federal Government is restructuring the 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.
He explained that inclusion of human capacity training is geared towards reintegrating ex-militants in the Niger Delta into normal lifestyle devoid of violence.
“The Amnesty programme is being restructured to include human capacity development.”
He said the Niger Delta people are expected to participate actively in the Modular Refinery and Pipeline Security and Monitoring Scheme, MRPSM, stressing that the modalities for the implementation have 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 blueprint on this will be out soon, he said. And that the amnesty programme was being restructured to include human capacity development.