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Amnesty programme begins biometric verification of beneficiaries

In a bid to checkmate the perennial problem of payment of stipends to participants of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) for ex-militants, coordinator of the programme, Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) has ordered an immediate authentication of the actual number of the beneficiaries through a biometric data capturing exercise.

He has also directed the office to harmonise all issues that affect the prompt payment of tuition fees of students and other trainees being sponsored by the programme with immediate effect.

These directives were contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Chief of Staff to the Coordinator, Col. Dedis Abel (rtd).

The statement said that Boroh had also commenced the immediate re-organisation of the PAP in line with the President’s directive to reposition the office to engender sustainable peace and development in the Niger Delta.

The statement was however silent on the nature of the re-organisation and what had been changed under the new direction.

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