Friday, May 4, 2018 8:10 am
Special Adviser to the president and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, yesterday, expressed his determination to work towards achieving sustainable peace in the Niger Delta region.
He stated this in Abuja, while receiving the report of a committee constituted on his assumption of office to review the operations of the Amnesty Office towards enhancing its service delivery.
Dokubo said his agenda will include, among others, holding regular consultations with critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta region and embracing teamwork as he strives to actualize President Muhammadu Buhari’s developmental vision for the people of the region.
“Your detailed and painstaking report will shape the policy direction of my tenure and your recommendations will the well considered for implementation. We must work hard as a team to actualize President Muhammadu Buhari’s developmental vision for our region”, he emphasized.
When commending the review committee work, Professor Dokubo said the nation is indebted to their noble efforts, he added that their report will help government to achieve more sustainable peace, stability and development in the Niger Delta region.
The committee chaired by Prof. Ayibaemi Spiff, had 11 points of reference and submitted its report in eight volumes. It recommended for consideration, among others, the completion of on-going vocational centre projects, training of outstanding beneficiaries captured in the programme, empowerment of already trained and unpowered ex-agitators, and a review of outstanding contracts.