PAP Boss Uncovers Fraud In Amnesty Stipend Payment

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Interim administrator of Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) Maj-Gen Barry Ndiomu (rtd) has disclosed that the payment of stipend to ex-agitators is filled with fraudulent practices thereby inflating the figure gulping over a trillion naira.

He disclosed this during a meeting with traditional rulers under the auspices of the Association of Niger Delta Monarchs (ANDM) in Port Harcourt Rivers State.

He said despite the challenges facing PAP, the programme had recorded tremendous successes in education and skill acquisition.

He identified the accuracy of PAP’s database as one of the challenges facing the programme.

Ndiomu said the scheme has produced 121 first class graduates from 2015 to 2022 during the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that 2,984 amnesty students were currently in various higher institutions undergoing their studies on scholarship.

In a statement by the special assistant media, Thomas Peretu to the interim administrator, Ndiomu he said over a…



Source: Leadership Newspaper