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PAP liaison office will reduce agitators’ travelling risks, says Dokubo

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The Federal Government has opened a Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) liaison office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to reduce the risk of travelling to Abuja by agitators to lodge their grievances.

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta, Prof. Charles Dokubo, disclosed this while commissioning the liaison office in Port Harcourt.A liaison office has been opened in Rivers State for easy accessibility to its head of office in Abuja, Dokubo said, urging complainants to utilise the opportunity.

Dokubo said: “The idea of travelling from here to Abuja to lodge complaints will not be again. The closeness of the office affords you the opportunity to easily lay your complaints without necessarily travelling to Abuja.

“The programme is now at your doorstep. It is for you. Today is a historic day with the commissioning of the liaison office,” he said. Disclosing that 5,000 youths would benefit from the ministry’s mini-van and tricycle mobile scheme, Dokubo added that the scheme would train 1,000 youths in waste management and renewable energy.

Rivers is collaborating with the University of Port Harcourt, in partnership with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to manage waste in line with the global trend, said Rivers State Liaison Manager, Fenibo Jack.

As part of a wider scheme to engage the agitators, he stressed that youths would be trained as surveillance cadets.His words: “We are grateful to the special adviser for his wisdom to establish this office. We recall that on assumption of duties in March 2018, the special adviser had promised to take the programme to the next level by reaching out to the grassroots. We are elated that his promise has come to reality.

“Our people are appreciative of President Muhammadu Buhari, for his unshakable interest on the plight of our people by consolidating on the gains of PAP and re-organising the implementation process to conform with global practices.”

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