Amnesty Office ready to clear 2016 backlog of allowances

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The Presidential Amnesty Office has said that it was ready to clear all outstanding stipends and allowances of 2016 to the ex-agitators, Vanguard reports.

Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier- General Paul Boroh (retd), who disclosed this, said that the Amnesty Office has prepared the  necessary documents to pay all 2016 outstanding stipends and allowances to beneficiaries of the programme.

In a statement, Boroh said all that was left is the necessary cash backing for the balance 2016 payments as the Amnesty Office  had concluded all arrangements with the Finance Ministry, the Budget Office, the Office of the Accountant General and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

The Coordinator  said that his office had received assurances that the necessary funds to pay the  backlog of the 2016 stipend, training, education, vocation and empowerment of the beneficiaries, will soon be released.