13 March 2012
MR Allen Onyema, founder and national chairman, Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN), has been preaching the message of non-violence and peaceful co-existence in
. Onyema, who handles the transformational training of the Presidential Amnesty programmes for Niger Delta ex-militants, in this interview spoke on the amnesty programme, spate of bombings in the Northern part of Nigeria why more revenue should be allocated to the oil-bearing areas of the country. Excerpts: Nigeria
Some Niger Delta youths recently took to the streets protesting their non-inclusion in the amnesty programme. Does this mean that the amnesty programme is unsuccessful?
*Onyema: Amnesty has paid off
Their agitation doesn’t imply failure on the part of the amnesty programme but rather a pointer to the fact that the programme is very successful.