Port Harcourt — The Presidential Amnesty Programme has denied owing any of its scholarship beneficiaries, insisting that the Amnesty Office was up to date with all payments.
This is as the President of the Ijaw Peoples Association in Britain and Ireland, Mr Francis Akpanari, has accused PAP of not living up to its financial obligations to some scholarship students.
Reacting, the Amnesty Office said it was unfortunate that Akpanari would make a blanket statement without verifying the facts on ground and appealed to members of the public to ignore him.
Special Adviser, Media, to the Interim Administrator, Neotaobase Egbe, explained that since the emergence of Col. Milland Dixon Dikio, as the Interim Administrator, there had not been any complaints from students and their schools about school fees and in-training allowances.
Egbe challenged anyone with contrary opinion to come forward with facts of bonafide amnesty students owed by the amnesty office.
“The Presidential Amnesty Programme unequivocally states that the school fees and in-training allowances of all bonafide beneficiaries of the PAP scholarship scheme are up to March 2022.
“No student on our scholarship scheme is being owed neither is there any institution that is owed. Those with contrary opinion are challenged to provide the names of the students and schools owed.
“The management of the PAP, under the leadership of the Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd) is focused and committed to its beneficiaries.”
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