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.
The rampaging COVID-19 crisis is currently stoking a fresh oil revenue trouble in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil and gas region. At least, that is the excuse now.
The Niger Delta leaders and the ICPC may be heading for showdown over the interrogation of senior management staff of the NDDC.