Niger Delta: The amnesty albatross

The Amnesty Programme, initiated by the Federal Government in 2009 to provide vocational training and stipends to repentant militants in order to halt restiveness and persistent attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region, may soon be on the rocks, as the programme is battling with shortage of funds, the implication of lack of fund to the programme and the current peace in the region and how the possible rupturing of peace can be averted in the region.
At a time things seem to be falling in place as earnestly expected by the Federal Government owing to the present relative peace in the Niger Delta region, frantic and genuine efforts must be made to prevent a relapse in the peace initiative.
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