PANDEF commends FG for suspending plans to terminate amnesty programme


The Pan Nigeria Delta Forum (PANDEF), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for rescinding the decision to wind down the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).

National chairman of PANDEF, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, gave the commendation when he led other executive members of the group on a courtesy call to PAP’s interim administrator, Maj-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd), in Abuja.

Senator Ibok Essien pointed out that reports of the planned wind-down sparked anxiety and increased tension among the people and would have destroyed the existing peace in the region.

He stated that by suspending the plan, President Buhari displayed how sensitive he is to issues of the Niger Delta and…

Source: Nigerian Tribune