27 September 2011
...vows to stamp out insecurity
President Goodluck Jonathan has attributed the buoyancy of the Nigerian economy to the relative success of the Amnesty Programme for repentant restive youths of the Niger Delta region.
He said oil production now stands between 2.6 million-2.8 million barrels per day.
Jonathan spoke yesterday in
during the last batch graduation ceremony at the Amnesty Camp in Obubra. Cross Rivers State
He said the Disarmanent and Demobilisation of the first phase of the Presidential Amnesty programme has closed.
"This government is determined and poised to stamp out insecurity in all parts of the country.
"It is when we live in peace as a united nation that we can feed our teaming people, tackle unemployment and confront head-on infrastructural challenges.
"We shall not relent until every part of
is rid of restiveness and other challenges of insecurity," he said. Nigeria
4, 149 ex- militants trained at Obubra have been placed in skill acquisition centres and formal education in
and offshore by the Amnesty Office. Nigeria
20, 192 ex-militants have so far undergone the disarmament and demobilisation training and being re-integrated into civil society.
Another 6, 616 that have disarmed are waiting undergoing non-violence training in Obubra in the second phase of the amnesty programme.