The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Paul Boroh (rtd), has said ex-militants in the Niger Delta region should be working with local communities to protect the economic assets of the Nigerian government.
He stated this at a town hall meeting with key stakeholders from across Ijaw communities in Olodiama Clan at Gelegele Community in Ovia North Local Government Area of Edo.
Boroh, who is also the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, specifically urged the ex-militants to contribute in safeguarding oil and gas pipelines as well as other public installations located in the region.
He said: “Ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region should be working with communities in protecting national economic assets.
“The involvement of youths in the security and surveillence of oil and gas installations is aimed at ending incessant attacks on the facilities in the region.
“The modalities for their formal engagement in oil and gas pipelines security, among other national economic assets in the region, are currently being discussed at very high levels of government.”
He further stressed that the federal government is committed to the sustainable peace and development in the region, adding that “in line with the Federal Government’s new vision for the region, the amnesty programme, which is in its reintegration phase, has succeeded in bringing peace and stability to allow for sustainable development to take place in the region.”