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Amnesty: Reps demand comprehensive list of ex-agitators from Boroh

…as Boroh appeals for budgetary increment

House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs on Wednesday asked the Special Adviser to the president on Niger Delta Affairs and coordinator of Presidential Amnesty programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) to furnish it with the comprehensive list of all ex-militants in the region.

The meeting also demanded the list of all those resettled.

Chairman of the Committee, Essien Ekpenyong made the demands during the 2018 budget defence of the Amnesty Programme.

Ekpenyong also told Boroh to initiate a well structured process of exiting ex- agitators who have been trained and empowered from the amnesty programme.

The committee also requested details of on-going projects in the 2017 appropriations.

The Chairman however added that the Committee would embark on oversight to ascertain the level of completion.

Earlier, the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Boroh had presented a budget proposal of N65billion.

According to him, the budget would enable the Office to pay the stipends of 30,000 ex militants captured in the programme, carry out operational activities and sustainable community integration programmes.

While highlighting the peace being experienced in the Niger Delta area now as part of its achievements, Boroh also advocated for more funds for sustainability.

He enlisted vocational training, specialized onshore and offshore training, tuition fees of most agitators as his achievements.

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