Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger-Delta, says President Muhammadu Buhari approved everything he asked him for concerning his activities in the Niger-Delta.
Boroh, who is also the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that President Buhari’s commitment had brought about peace in the region.
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“The main reason the Niger-Delta is stable today is because of the total commitment of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, in ensuring that the Niger-Delta is peaceful, stable.
“This is mainly to allow for development in the region.
“The president is very concerned about the region – that it has not developed the way he expected.
“That is why candidly speaking, all that I ask for, he approves.
“It is more so because he’s very committed to ensuring development in the region.
“And while he gives me the support to achieve his commitment, the stakeholders of the Presidential Amnesty Programme are also in total support of the administration.
“We meet from time to time and they pledge their loyalty, they are happy with the way the programme is being conducted.
“And they are ready to ensure that they support the administration and the programme until we achieve the result for which it was established.
“The Presidential Amnesty Office and PANDEF- Pan Niger Delta Forum – work hand-in-hand; very satisfactory relationship.
“In fact, we have some members of PANDEF that are in my office. So we discuss from time to time ways and means of how we can impact the Niger Delta region.”
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The presidential aide said with the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government, the Niger Delta has “very great future” adding, generally, there will be infrastructural development to create massive job opportunities for the people in Niger Delta region. (NAN)