Retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, says more than five million people in the Niger Delta region have benefited from the initiative since 2009, Vanguard reports.
Boroh, who is also the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, disclosed this in Akure shortly after receiving an award as Niger Delta Peace Ambassador from the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ondo State Council. Boroh said that it was difficult to be specific on the amount that Federal Government had so far spent in restoring peace in the area.
“For all I know, the programme has impacted on well over five million people in the entire region and also aided efforts to achieve peace in the Niger Delta,” he said. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for sustaining the amnesty programme, saying this demonstrated his concern for the people of Niger Delta region.