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Published On: Sat, May 9th, 2015

Senator-Elect, Shehu Sani Urges Buhari to Scrap Amnesty Program for Ex-Militants

Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani


LAGOS MAY 9TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Senator-elect for Kaduna Central, Mr Shehu Sani, has called on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to scrap the ongoing amnesty programme for ex-militants when sworn into office.
The programme was initiated by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua for ex-militants in the Niger Delta.
Speaking during a courtesy call to Arewa House in Kaduna on Tuesday, Sani described the entire amnesty programme as a sham and urged the incoming President to probe the operations of the Amnesty programme.

According to him, the amnesty programme ought to be a temporary gesture and not a permanent thing which, he said, some persons have turned into a conduit pipe to drain the nation’s wealth.
The senator-elect wondered why the amnesty programme should be continuous and only meant for youths from a particular ethnic nationality while their counterparts from other regions are left out.
The senator-elect also accused President Jonathan’s administration of skewing development to the South-South alone while neglecting the North and South-West regions.
On the back of this, he called on General Buhari not to repeat “the mistake” of the outgoing government, but to ensure he carries all parts of the country along in his government.
It would be recalled that Itsekiri youth leader, Ayiri Emami had also called on the President not only to scrap the programme but also probe the utilization of of funds allocated to the programme

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