Niger Delta traditional rulers back Ndiomu, call on stakeholders to work for betterment of PAP
Traditional rulers from Delta, Balyesa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River states, have passed a vote of confidence on the Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Ndiomu rtd, for all his genuine efforts to ensure that the PAP programme is operated transparently and benefit more critical stakeholders than a secluded operation hitherto practice in the PAP office, with a call on all to work for the betterment of the programme.
The vote of confidence was passed during an enlarged Traditional Rulers meeting with the PAP Interim Administrator, Major General Ndiomu (rtrd) hosted in Warri, Delta state on Saturday, February 11th.
This communique was jointly signed by the Chairman, Delta State Ijaw Traditional Rulers Forum and the Ebenanawei of Ogulagha Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Elder (Capt.) Dr. Joseph I. Timiyan (JP), Agbonu, Torububou I, Convener/Chief Host and His Royal Majesty, King Obukohwo Monday Whiskey, the Paramount Ruler of Idjerhe Kingdom, who’s the Interim Secretary.
Speaking through the statement, the royal fathers agreed that henceforth, all differences between PAP office and stakeholders be resolved amicably without resort to petitions and an orchestrated blackmail.
The statement reads in full: “Arising from an enlarged Traditional Rulers Stakeholders meeting with the interim coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Ndiomu rtd, it was agreed that all differences between PAP office and stakeholders be resolved amicably without resort to petitions and an orchestrated blackmail.
“The Chairman, Delta State Ijaw Traditional Rulers Forum and Paramount Ruler of the rich oil/gas producing Kingdom, HM Elder Capt. Dr. King Joseph I. Timiyan, Torobobo I, the Ebenanawei of Ogulagha Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, advised that henceforth all critical stakeholders should work together to promote the peaceful wellbeing of the PAP programme.
“The meeting with detailed briefing from the Presidential Amnesty Coordinator, expressed satisfaction with steps so far taken aimed at repositioning the operational efficiency, programme sustainability and making sure that desired result are achieved are laudable and should be supported.
“The fora which drew Royal Fathers from Delta, Balyesa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River resolved to closely monitor happenings at the PAP office to ensure that the programme benefits all stakeholders instead of selected few.
“Several Royal Fathers took turn to profile solutions to the unending wrangling in the PAP office and advised the PAP Coordinator to continue with his revolutionary transformation agenda aimed at repositioning the programme for better service delivery.
“The meeting passed a vote of confidence on General Barry Ndiomu rtd, for all genuine efforts to ensure that the PAP programme is operated transparently and benefit more critical Stakeholders than a secluded operation hitherto practice in the PAP office.