• Thursday, June 20, 2024
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Dickson pleads with ex-militants to cancel protest


Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has pleaded with former militants under the Amnesty Programme to cancel planned protests over non-payment of stipends.

The governor also urged the militants to be calm and exercise patience with the Federal Government over delay in the payment of their stipends.

The governor made the plea in a statement issued on Sunday in Yenagoa by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Jonathan Obuebite.

The statement quoted Dickson as advising all stakeholders in the Niger Delta struggle to “eschew violence and live in peace’’.

It stated that issues concerning their welfare would soon be addressed by the Federal Government.

He also called on the Presidential Amnesty Office to urgently pay whatever was due to the militants.

The governor’s call is coming amidst plans by the former militants to disrupt peace and destroy national assets. (NAN)