29 February 2012
Speaking to newsmen in
Lagos, Benedict said that with their offices in Lagos and Delta youths had not benefited in terms of employment. Abuja, Niger
He contended that if there were no infrastructure on ground to absorb youths being trained in different skills through the amnesty training programme, the essence of the training would be defeated.
Benedict said: “Are they being trained to become useful citizens in the society or they are trained to go back to the creeks to resume hostage-taking and vandalisation of oil facilities?
“If there are no infrastructure to absorb them after their training, they will definitely go back to the creeks.”
He also called on President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that the benefits of the amnesty training programme go round all the ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta region.