3000 ex Agitators to benefit from NNPC Surveillance Contract.
A mouth watering N65b Social Intervention Program aimed at improving the lot of Niger Delta Youths may be rolled out soon by the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
A usually dependable source at the Presidency who unveiled the mouth watering package exclusively to Shipping World magazine said the proposed intervention may come by way of an Education Trust Fund and a Youth Cooperative scheme targeted at indigent youths from the Niger Delta region. Shipping World was reliably informed that funding for the Social Intervention Scheme may come from the Federal Government, as well as local and intervention donor agencies .
A source at the Presidential Amnesty Programme confided in our correspondent that about N2bilion has already been set aside in dedicated account to kickstart the Cooperative Scheme which may be officially unveiled in the next couple of months. Said the source:” I can tell you authouritatively that in the next couple of weeks, the process of compiling the various Cooperatives and beneficiaries of the scheme would commence.
We have already secured funds for the Cooperative scheme from the Federal Government and these funds have been paid into a dedicated account “, our source further revealed. Another source close to the Interim Administrator, Gen Barry Ndiomu, told Shipping World that the helmsman of the PAP may have , at a recent meeting with the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari made a case for the expansion of lucrative pipeline surveillance contract to accommodate no fewer than 300 ex agitators in areas not yet covered by the contract awarded to Chief Government Ekpemupolo last year.
The source quoted Gen Barry Ndiomu as saying that this is just one out of over a dozen of job openings for graduates of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The source also confirmed that the Nigerian Civil Defense Corp has also agreed to hire no fewer than 250 ex agitators.