Ijaw Youths Back Amnesty Programme’s Recent Reforms


 Olusegun Samuel in Yenagoa

The umbrella body of Ijaw youths worldwide, the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), has thrown its weight behind the desire of the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj-General Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd), to redefine the operations of the amnesty programme in consonance with global standards and protocols.

It said despite the flaws noticed in the Amnesty programme and it’s wobbling and stumbling journey of 13 years, the few months of  Ndiomu have shown considerable review and re-engineering of PAP’s operation which has led to open commitment of employment and empowerment of genuine beneficiaries of the programme by agencies of the government, including the private sector.

The IYC, through its National spokesman, Ebilade Ekerefe, said the Amnesty programme, which is 13 years old, has recorded some achievements, but not without controversies regarding its management.

He added that the ongoing efforts by the new…

Source: Thisday Newspaper