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Nigerian Government suspends plan to end Presidential Amnesty programme

The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended its earlier plan to terminate the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).

The Interim Administrator of PAP, Barry Ndiomu, confirmed the Federal government’s new position in a statement on Saturday.

The statement reads; “The Federal Government has heard the concerns of Niger Delta people and, with our best interests at heart, has decided to shelve an unwanted termination agenda and transform PAP into a more sanitized, transparent, efficient, robust and sustainable entity.”

“The decision was taken after the feelings of stakeholders and people of the region were communicated to the government and proves that the Buhari’s administration will not do anything to jeopardize the peace in the Niger Delta.”

“We call on all stakeholders to sustain the peace in the region and help the new administration reform, refocus and reposition the programme for optimum performance.”

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