19/01/2022

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Dokubo warns Niger Delta leaders against selfish interests

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Prof. Charles Dokubo

…Niger Delta is work in progress—Ganagana, SA, Media

…We have questioned authorities and are now set to work

In his resolve to tackle the hydra headed challenge bedeveiling the Niger Delta region, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Professor Charles Dokubo has advised the elders and critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta to shun personal interests and work for the common good of the region.

Dokubo who doubles as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, stated this in Abuja recently when he played host to the members of the National Executive Committee of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office

While expressing his determination to chart a new direction for the Amnesty programme, Dokubo stressed that qualitative training that would make the beneficiaries gainfully engaged is the panacea to sustainable peace in the Niger Delta.

But he was quick to add that achieving a sustainable amnesty programme in the region will also require a collaborative effort with the agency, the leaders in the region and other critical stakeholders.

In a related development, speaking through a release dated Wednesday 9th May, 2018 which was signed and issued by Morphy Ganagana,Special Adviser on Media, Professor Dokubo was quoted as saying that the issues in the Niger Delta were being addressed, describing the amnesty programme as work in progress and added that it was time for Niger Deltans to put things in order and do the needful.

In his words, “I believe that with the powerful organization that has come to my office and the guidance you are going to give me; guidance that will only benefit our Niger Delta people, guidance that is not supposed to benefit individuals, but our people, I believe we shall be on course.”

Giving details, the Professor of International Relations explained that his agency has questioned authorities, questioned governance; and now, find it necessary to set our house (Niger Delta) in order.

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