Chairman Niger Delta Amnesty, General Sodomo Alegbe has congratulated newly appointed coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), and also commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment.
He said that the action of the president portrayed him as a listening leader with a desire to contribute to the development of the Niger Delta and Nigeria at large. According to him the choice of a retired military officer is good, rather than the politicians who had been scheming to get the job.
According to the ex-militant leader, the appointment will undoubtedly resolve the concerns raised by the people of the region over the hitches in the Amnesty Programme and payment of outstanding allowances and scholarship fees. He said the choice was apt.
He also hailed the president of the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A), ‘ General’ Israel Akpodoro over the role he played before and after the elections, to ensure that Muhammadu Buhari achieved his commitment of restoring Nigeria.
He further urged the new amnesty coordinator to ensure that critical stakeholders were consulted in the running of the programme and to avoid political jobbers who only have their personal interests than that of the nation.
“I commend Mr. President for appointing a high-ranking retired military gentleman to coordinate the programme, rather than have any of the political jobbers, who had advertised themselves in very negative forms in order to be appointed.”
The ex-agitators, under the aegis of the Leadership, (NCNDE-A) led by Israel Akpodoro said on Thursday that the choice of Boroh was commendable.