Following a recent claim by the immediate past interim administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd) that 1652 beneficiaries were awarded scholarships, an inside source in the Presidential Amnesty Office has revealed that out of 1,717, slots less than10% of registered ex-agitators made the list.
The source who preferred to remain anonymous revealed that children and wards of political powerbrokers and other classes of influential persons formed the bulk of those who enjoyed the privilege.
He added that the criteria for selection and eventual award of scholarships did not follow any laid down procedure.
He said; “A scholarship programme of this kind is designed and meant for the indigents only. None of the 1,717 persons awarded scholarships and subsequently deployed to schools underwent any form of pre-deployment orientation of physical screening beyond the digital selection process conducted via the PAP web portal. Deployed persons…
Source: Leadership Newspaper