NIGERIA: FG’s Agriculture Integration Initiative For Ex-Militants
The federal government of Nigeria said it is set to integrate all Niger Delta ex-militants into agriculture. Speaking at interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Friday, September 2, the coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme Paul Boroh said 13,639 ex-militants yet to be reintegrated into the system will be trained in agriculture. Boroh said: “The focus for now is in line with the government’s alternative to oil which is Agriculture.”
He said the amnesty programme will focus on agriculture as an alternative to engaging the former militants. “In that wise, we have visited the several offices across the country with the aim of capturing about 10,000 ex-agitators that will be trained not in just Agric but in modern scientific method of Agriculture. The focus in Agriculture does not mean that other sectors of the economy are jettisoned.” Boroh added.