Amnesty Stipends: Dickson Pleads with Ex-militants for Patience


Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has appealed to ex-militants to be calm and exercise patience with the federal government over delay in the payment of their stipends.

He also called on the Presidential Amnesty Office to urgently pay whatever was due the ex-agitators.

The governor’s call is coming amidst plans by the ex-agitators to disrupt the peace and national assets.

A statement issued yesterday in Yenagoa by the state Commissioner for Information, Jonathan Obuebite, quoted Dickson as advising all stakeholders in the Niger Delta struggle to “eschew violence and live in peace” as issues concerning their welfare will soon be addressed by the federal government.