Former Niger Delta militants who embraced the government’s amnesty programme have contributed N52.7 million for the victims of the flood disaster in the region.
According to chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Mr Kingsley Kuku, the 26,358 amnesty beneficiaries in Phases 1 and 2 of the programme, agreed to donate N2,000 each from their October allowances to support efforts of the federal and state governments on the flood disaster.
Mr Kingsley Kuku who is also the special adviser to the President on Niger-Delta has constituted an 18-member committee Flood Relief Committee, comprising key stakeholders in the amnesty programme and volunteers. He commended the amnesty beneficiaries for their humanitarian gesture and their selflessness.
“This is very commendable as it is a practical demonstration of the African spirit and tradition of being your brother’s keeper in times of distress.”
He said further that the committee would ensure the necessary relief materials are procured and distributed to the affected people.