Amnesty Programme: 11, 297 ex-Niger Delta militants yet to be engaged – Official


The Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, says that 11,297 beneficiaries out of 30,000 captured in its database are yet to be trained or deployed for formal education as of March 2018.

Murphy Ganagana, Special Assistant on Media to the Coordinator of PAP, Prof. Charles Dokubo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

Mr Ganagana said that so far 1,401 beneficiaries have been trained in various skills and 1,165 already trained beneficiaries have been empowered in various trade areas from March 2018 to date.

According to him, 1,230 beneficiaries are on scholarship and deployed to 11 partnering institutions in Nigeria between January 30 and January 31.

“35 beneficiaries are set to be deployed on scholarship offshore while 207 students spread across 66 institutions in 20 countries are currently studying various courses.’’

He also said that five Greek companies are to train 2,500 Amnesty delegates out of which 2,000 would be employed at the end of their training.

Mr Ganagana said that in a bid to further encourage human development in the Niger Delta region, the Amnesty office created a Job Placement and International Development Partners Engagement Unit, JPIDPEU, in May 2018.

He also said that the Unit has profiled 238 delegates for jobs in the public and private sectors.

“Also, Market Development in the Niger Delta, a DFID funded project is sponsoring training for trainers programme for 20 delegates in Agricultural Extension,’’ he added.


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