Federal Government offers employment to 350 Niger Delta ex-Militants

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Brigadier General Paul Boroh has said the Federal Government has so far offered employment to 350 Niger Delta ex-agitators who graduated from various tertiary institutions across the world.

Boroh, who disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents, after a meeting of the Niger Delta Inter-Ministerial Committee, presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the 350 graduates were among the about 30,000 ex-agitators, sponsored for various studies abroad by the amnesty office.

According to him, the former agitators who benefited from the job opportunities had already been posted to various federal ministries, awaiting approval of the 2018 Appropriation Bill, by the National Assembly.

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