Niger Delta ex-agitator and leader, Francis Muturu, has warned that any attempt to distract the Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP, Major-General Barry Ndiomu, would be dangerous to the development and peace in the region.
Muturu, who is popularly known as ‘General Aboy’, and former aide to the Delta State Governor, noted that Ndiomu had shown what he described as the needed capacity to turn around the fortunes of the region.
He insisted that, “the PAP boss should be celebrated for his courage to fight corruption in the PAP.”
Muturu stated this when he paid a visit to Ndiomu. According to him, “Ndiomu deserved commendation for floating the new PAP cooperative scheme aimed at transforming ex-agitators from stipend dependants to entrepreneurs.
“Ndiomu has carried out far-reaching reforms in the PAP. He has also championed the economic emancipation of ex-agitators through his unique cooperative scheme, which is aimed at empowering the ex-agitators to become economically self-reliant, wealth creators and employers of labour.
“The PAP boss mustered the encourage to fight corruption and to stand up against briefcase contractors. He deserves commendation. I am calling on self-seeking individuals in the region to stop distracting Ndiomu.”
He further pledged total support for Ndiomu, stressing that, “PAP has made me what I am today. I no longer think about N65,000 monthly stipend. I now think big. I will never stand aloof and watch people destroy the scheme.”
Muturu alleged that the PAP programme has become better positioned now than ever before.
In his remarks, Ndiomu urged the people, especially other ex-agitators to emulate Muturu.
He described the former warlord as one of the shinning lights of the amnesty programme and restated his commitment to sustaining the peace in the region and empowerment of ex-agitators.