By Festus Fifen.
Cordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Prof. Charles Dokubo, Has said that reintegration of of beneficiaries of the Presidentila Amnesty programme will be the main crux of his administration.
Prof. Dokubo who stated this during his maiden press conference in Abuja added that there would be no new entrants into the programme during his tenure.
In his words, “My position here today is to show you the way forward and to make sure that this programme moves on for the fulfillment of the Federal Government’s plan.
“The mobilisation has been done; therefore, my focus is on reintegration; making use of those who have been trained and have acquired viable experiences.
“We will fix them to jobs in their areas of specialisation so that they can earn money with their hands instead of depending on stipends.
“I am going to drive this institution in a way that all those who have benefitted from the programme all these years would have a pride of place in the society.” Dokubo said.
The coordinator said that the agriculture initiative of the programme would be sustained as farming was vital to the growth of the nation.
Speaking on the state of things before he came in the newly appointed Amnesty Boss said he has set up a committee that will help him look at the current status of the programme and possible way forward
He said that the committee would draw the path that would form his mission and vision, adding that PAP was meant to nurse Niger Delta to health.
Dokubo gave the committee two weeks ultimatum to submit a report on ways to move the office to the next level.
The committee members are Prof. Ayibaemi Spiff, Chief Otonye Amachree, Mr Unyime Eyo and Ms Azizat Mohammed.