Monday, July 25, 2011

Kuku tasks Int’l community, oil firms to fund amnesty

23 July 2011

The Special Adviser  to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has said that the prevailing peace in the Niger Delta could only be sustained if the international community as well as oil and gas multinationals join in funding the Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government.

A statement by the spokesman of the Amnesty Office, Mr. Henry Ugbolue, in Abuja, yesterday, said Kuku  who made the call at a just-concluded Chatham House, London, event,  also asked the United Kingdom to promptly issue visas to ex-militants billed for training in the UK.

He said that the vision of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to consolidate peace, safety and security in the Niger Delta using the instrumentalities of the Amnesty Programme is on course but warned that the programme may become burdensome and possibly derail if requisite support was not secured from countries who are currently benefitting from the rise in oil production in the Niger Delta.

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