A group of Niger Delta Ex-militants under the aegis of Concerned Niger Deltans for Sustainable Development (CNDSD) in collaboration with Niger Deltans for Accountability and Good Governance (NDAGG) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Security Adviser General Babagana Muhammed Monguno (rtd) to act fast by appointing new a coordinator for the Amnesty programme so as to avert any ugly consequences and breakdown of peace in the region.
The group, appeal is coming on the heels of protests by various ex militant groups who have taken to the streets to registered the dissatisfaction over unpaid allowances regularly .
The ex-agitators, in a statement issued by the CNDSD President, Tonye Appah and secretary, Okpokeme Waripamowei, said the probe into the Amnesty Programme and the multi-billion- naira fake supply contracts that led to the 5 days uninterrupted looting of the N60billion Boro Town training center in Bayelsa state.
According to the group, “They want the NSA Gen. Monguno to know that they are grateful to him and that they are solidly behind him in his quest to clean-up the mess in the Amnesty Programme. We call on the NSA Gen Monguno to use his good office to completely sanitize the Amnesty office of all forms of fraud and corruption by disengaging the Special Adviser on media, the Head of Re-integration, including the re-deployments of the Head of Administration and the Director of Finance and Accounts. They accused these officials of encouraging Prof. Dokubo and that they allegedly participated in the greatest fraud against the Niger Delta people”.
“The ex-agitators stated that the above-mentioned officials have caused great damage to the Amnesty Programme and they must not be left in office to cover-up their alleged criminal activities during the cause of the Committee’s investigations because the Committee’s acceptability by the Niger Delta people and their integrity is at stake. The ex-agitators cautioned the public against the alleged fraudulent schemes of some officials claiming that the Federal Government intends to re-focus the Amnesty Programme to achieve it’s original mandate”
“However, it was the same officials that were publicly defended the fraudulent activities of his now suspended Boss, Prof. Dokubo and other senior officials. The ex-agitators accused the officials of trying to scheme his way into the hearts of the new Amnesty Committee. These officials are considered enemies of the Niger Delta people and the ex-agitators called on members of the new Amnesty Committee to refrain from seeking the opinions of these officials. The ex-agitators confirmed that documented petitions detailing each of these officials fraudulent activities and their mode of operations will be submitted to the new Amnesty Committee members”.