BY SOLA OGUNTOYE
Stakeholders in the Niger Delta part of Ondo State want the Federal Goverment’s Amnesty Programme repositioned to accommodate various interests in the region.
This they believed was crucial to sustaining the relative peace being enjoyed in that part of the country for the nation’s economic well-being .
Niger delta leader and ex-agitator high Chief Bibopere Ajube gave the position of the stakeholders during an interactive session with the Interim administrator of the presidential amnesty programme , retired colonel Miland Dikio at Agadagba in Ondo State.
High Chief Ajube decried the insensitive attitude of amnesty peace committee members and charged the authorities to reorganize the committee to include wide range of interests bothering on the success of the amnesty Program.
High Chief Ajube however restated the commitment of the Niger delta ex-agitators to peace effort in the region.
In a contribution , a former president of ijaw youth council , Dr Chris Ekiyor spoke against scrapping the amnesty Program but suggested engaging the stakeholders and bringing them to the drawing board with a view to strengthening it.
Responding , the interim administrator, presidential amnesty programme, retired colonel Dikio hinted that strategic key elements of the amnesty programme would be identified for necessary intervention and support.
Retired Colonel Dikio also disclosed that there were plans towards making the Amnesty programme a flagship.