Port Harcourt—Ex-Niger Delta freedom fighters under the aegis of the Niger Delta Amnesty Delegates Network (NDADN), have commended the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd) for his efforts in repositioning the programme.
The group, said to be the umbrella body of all Amnesty delegates, made this known in a statement after its monthly general meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and signed by Mewariwei Boyed Alfred, National Chairman/Chairman, Delta State Chapter and Owoupele Eneoriekumoh, Chairman, Bayelsa State Chapter.
Others are Ominidougha I. Richard, Chairman, Ondo State Chapter, Comrade Jumbo Daniels, Chairman, Rivers State,
Endurance Eferruoa, Chairman, Edo State Chapter, Ntukidem Inimfom Imaenyin, Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Chapter and Edwin Nnamdi Oyidibia, Chairman, Imo State Chapter.
Ndiomu since his appointment has recorded far-reaching successes such as securing employment for trained graduates of the Programme, auditing and other administrative measures which have uncovered the menace of a single Bank Verification Number (BVN) linked to multiple accounts, the group said.
They commended Ndiomu for the verification exercise recently conducted by the Presidential Amnesty Programme Adhoc Committee on Verification across the Niger Delta region for all delegates of the Programme.
According to the ex-freedom fighters, “It is on record that this commendable and bold step which has further strengthened, restructured, refocused and repositioned the Amnesty Programme to optimally deliver on the aims and objectives for which it was proclaimed by His Excellency Umaru Musa Yar’adua of blessed memory was taken by Maj. Gen. Barry Tariye Ndiomu (Rtd) since the inception of the Amnesty Programme in 2009.”
The group further urged all stakeholders, leaders and delegates to unanimously support and encourage Ndiomu in his quest to sanitize and make the Amnesty Programme work effectively and efficiently.