Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig-Gen Paul Boroh (rtd)

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By Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja

Leaders of the six states in the South-South geo-political belt rose in unison at the weekend and declared their unalloyed support to the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig-Gen Paul Boroh (rtd), saying his management of the programme since assumption of office last July was highly commendable.

They assured Boroh of their readiness to support and defend him against perceived detractors who are out to torpedo his mission to successfully drive the programme with a view to sustaining peace and ushering in the much-desired development in the Niger Delta region.

This came just as notable ex-militant, Ebikamowei Victor Ben, alias Boyloaf, warned politicians to steer clear of the PAP, which he described as a security package designed to usher in peace and stability in the region.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) of a pan-Niger Delta group under the aegis of South-South Chiefs and Elders Council, who paid a courtesy visit on Boroh in his office in Abuja, weekend said they had followed his dogged and single-minded approach to ensure the success of the amnesty programme and the overall peace and development of the region since he was appointed.

Speaking while presenting Boroh with an award as patron of the council, the President General, Edidem A.W. Udosen, said since being appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, they had watched with admiration the way Boroh had gone about resolving knotty issues concerning the amnesty programme in particular and the Niger Delta in general .