Former Militants Protest Non-Payment Of Their Monthly Stipends
Ex-militants have taken to the streets in Bayelsa to protest against the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Charles Dokubo over the non-payment of their monthly stipend.
The Senate Committee on Niger Delta has expressed dismay over the delay in the release of funds to the Amnesty Office for the payment of stipends and other allowances to beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
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Naija News learnt that the protesting militants earlier today, blocked the Mbiama axis of the East/West road, causing a gridlock that lasted for about two hours and requesting the federal government to remove the boss of the Amnesty Programme.
According to them, creating the blockade is to send a message to the Federal Government that they are not ready to accept ‘no’ for an answer.
They are also complained about the non-payment of their monthly stipend by the Federal Government, thereby issuing a 7-day ultimatum.
The protesters say they won’t move until they receive a phone call from the amnesty office agreeing to pay them their outstanding allowance owed them.