Gov. Wike calls for a halt to the politicisation of the NDDC as he says it is time for everyone irrespective of political divide to work together for the development of the Niger Delta.
“This is a piece of malicious concoction manufactured from the pit of hell by mischief -makers”, Niger Delta Affairs Minister Akpabio charges.
A vast majority of the repentant armed militias in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil and gas region who were allegedly excluded in the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) are agog with joy as there is a high-level move to restructure the Programme.
The messy graft scandal that filtered out of the inner recesses of the NDDC, a supposed development agency, is throwing up bad air in some communities of Nigeria’s oil and gas region.
A third-phase repentant Niger Delta militant, General Para Ekiye, says there is hope for the peoples of the environmentally despoiled oil and gas region, particularly the youth, with retired Col. Milland Dixion Dikio, on the saddle as Co-ordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.