FG FAILED TO TAKE AMNESTY PROGRAMME BEYOND DISARMAMENT — IYC

Written by on January 21, 2021

THE IJAW YOUTHS COUNCIL, IYC, WORLDWIDE HAS STATED THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO TAKE THE PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME, PAP, BEYOND DISARMAMENT AND DEMOBILISATION, STATING THAT THE PEOPLE THE PROGRAMME HAS FAILED.

IYC ALSO OPINED THAT THE SECOND WAVE OF MILITANCY IS BREWING IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION IF FG FAILED TO IMPLEMENT IN THE FULL PACKAGE OF THE PAP.

 IN A STATEMENT IN PORT HARCOURT, IYC PRESIDENT, DEACON TIMOTHY PETER IGBIFA, SAID THE COUNTRY MAY NOT SURVIVE A RETURN TO MILITANCY BY AGGRIEVED YOUTHS OF THE REGION, WONDERING WHY THE GOVERNMENT CHOSE TO PLAY POLITICS WITH AN IMPORTANT PROGRAMME.

IGBIFA RECALLED THAT THE AMNESTY PROJECT WAS INITIATED TO TAKE YOUTHS OUT OF THE CREEKS AND INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE SOCIETY THROUGH A WELL-ORGANISED PROGRAMME OF EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION.

HE BEMOANED THAT THE AMNESTY SCHEME HAS NOT GONE BEYOND ITS DISARMAMENT PHASE, NOTING THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD FAILED TO ADVANCE THE PROGRAMME TO THE NEXT PHASE BECAUSE OF THE CONTINUOUS FREE-FLOW OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION.


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