Outgoing Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, Honourable Kingsley Kuku, has again assured beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, that the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari will sustain the programme because of its impact in ensuring peace and stability in the Niger Delta.
A press release made available to Nigerian Pilot yesterday in Abuja, by the Head, Media and Communications, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, indicated that the PAP Chairman spoke in London during a meeting with over 600 undergraduate and post-graduate beneficiaries of the Special Scholarship Scheme in the United Kingdom in continuation of his valedictory visit to students in offshore institutions.
Also at the meeting, Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Abdul Ningi, said the amnesty programme was not only critical to the economic survival of Nigeria but that it is also a moral rather than a political programme that cannot be wished away by the government, irrespective of whichever party was in power.
Insisting that the programme proved doubters wrong as it surpassed the expectation of those who did not give it any chance of success, Kuku said it is the basic stimulant for the peace and stability of the oil-producing region.
“Do not be scared. The amnesty programme will be sustained by the APC government. I have received assurance from key members of the party that Buhari won’t tamper with the amnesty programme. “The amnesty programme is one of the major reasons for the reduction of criminality, kidnapping, oil bunkering and other vices in the Niger Delta. It is the basic stimulant for peace and stability in the region. Buhari won’t take us back to that era of insecurity in the region. I’m sure he wants peace for the entire country,” Kuku assured
the delegates.
He however assured that before he leaves office on May 29, the tuition of all students in the offshore universities will be paid like that of their colleagues in the onshore universities and that their in-training allowance and accommodation for April and May will also be paid. While paying glowing tributes to President Goodluck Jonathan, the presidential adviser said he has laid the foundation for the growth and economic development of Nigeria.

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