Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Ndiomu (retd), has said those peddling lies and sponsoring frivolous petitions against his administration are resistant to the reforms and changes he has brought on board.
General Ndiomu stated this over the weekend during the PAP meeting with Niger Delta Traditional Rulers, held in Warri, Delta State, with the theme: ‘Peace and Security in the Region’.
The PAP boss told the monarchs who were led by HRM, King Joseph Timiyan, the paramount ruler of Ogulagha Kingdom, that if he had maintained status quo and allowed the “irregularities” discovered in capturing beneficiaries of the programme to continue, he would have failed from the onset.
He added that the PAP under his leadership had initiated talks with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other agencies to absolve graduates and non-graduates from the region. He said before the end of March, another set of ex-agitators will be employed into the Federal Civil Service.
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He said that PAP is leveraging on the pipeline surveillance contract currently being handled by Tompolo’s Tantita Security Services, to absorb a critical number of ex-agitators.