Amnesty, NNPC partner for security, peace in Niger Delta

PUNCH NEWS

The Presidential Amnesty Programme and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have resolved to work together in tackling
pipeline insecurity, unemployment to ensure peace in the Niger Delta region.

The agreement was reached when PAP’s Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dikio (retd.) led a delegation to visit the NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari in Abuja.

In a statement signed at the weekend by his Special Adviser Media, Neotaobase Egbe and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the amnesty administrator said the meeting was strategic and in line with the objectives of the amnesty s heme to partner with all relevant stakeholders for the full implementation of the amnesty programme.

He said PAP was courting willing partners to have a robust synergy to drive the Niger Delta Recovery Plan to fruition.

Dikio said though PAP was executing its own role in reintegrating 30,000 ex-agitators captured by the Presidency, there was a need to strengthen partnership between sister agencies of the government for the sustainable development of the Niger Delta.

He said the NNPC, like other institutions of government, had roles to play in oil assets redistribution, infrastructural development and environmental remediation.

Dikio said that there was a need to control disruptions in oil production, saying destructive energies could be channelled into productive ventures through re-orientation and sustained advocacy.

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