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Amnesty programme awaits Presidential order to admit more beneficiaries, says Presidential Aide

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Charles Dokubo, Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Porgramme (PAP) has said that only Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, can give orders before more people could be accommodated in the amnesty programme.

Dokubo made this known while fielding questions during NAN forum in Abuja.

He said the office was waiting for the declaration of the President to admit more people into the programme because they were all from the Niger Delta.

Dokubo also allayed the fears in some quarters that the Amnesty programme would be terminated, saying that there was no date for the termination of the programme.

“For those who want to come anew into the programme, it is not in my power to admit them unless Mr President gives the order because they are not part of the budget that has been passed for us.

“So the President must make a declaration. We have phases one, two and three. Phase one is the initial Presidential declaration, phase two also was Presidential order and even phase three.

“These new people need the support of this amnesty programme and we will do all it takes that they are not the forgotten ones and they are part of the programme.

“There is no date for terminating this programme and I will not advise any Government to cut it off because of the achievements it has recorded.

“There is peace in the Niger Delta, there is human security and it impacts positively on the people.”