Amnesty Stipends: Dickson begs ex-militants for patience

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State

Governor Seriake Dickson
of Bayelsa State

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has appealed to ex-militants to be calm and exercise patience with the Federal Government over delay in the payment of their stipends.

The governor also called on the Presidential Amnesty Office to urgently pay whatever was due the ex-agitators due to the restiveness of those captured by the programme.

The Governor’s call is coming amidst plans by the ex-agitators to disrupt the peace and national assets in the state.

A statement issued on Sunday in Yenagoa by the State Commissioner for Information, Jonathan Obuebite, quoted Dickson as advising all stakeholders in the Niger Delta struggle to “eschew violence and live in peace” as issues concerning their welfare will soon be addressed by the Federal Government.

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Source:: PM Newspaper