The Management of the Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP has debunked the rumours making the rounds in the social media that the new Interim Administrator Gen. Barry Ndiomu has stopped the monthly payment of stipends to ex- agitators.
According to PAP, there is no iota of truth in the rumours, stressing that the allegation was unfounded , baseless and at best a concoction from the facile imagination of mischief makers whose intention is to cause disaffection and bring the hard earned reputation of the Interim Administrator into disrepute.
In a statement signed by its Media Assistant, Mr. Thomas Peretu, PAP said the story was a deliberate attempt intended to derail the focus and attention of the General. Therefore, it stands to be condemned by every well-meaning Niger Delta citizen.
“We would like to place on record that neither the new Interim Administrator nor the Management of the program had at any time placed an embargo on the payment of stipends to beneficiaries.
“The stipends for this month has already been transferred to appropriate quarters since 24th of October for further disbursement.
“Any delays in receipt of funds could only be due to administrative procedures.
“We use this medium to assure the ex-agitators and indeed the stake holders that the Interim Administrator does not and will not stop the payment of stipends to the usual beneficiaries as at when due.
“We therefore admonish the public and critical stakeholders to disregard and ignore the rumor because it does not represent the reality on ground.
“Management will not hesitate to take decisive legal action against any individual or group of persons whose intention is to malign, misrepresent or obscure the good works of the new Interim Administrator.
“Please note that the management of PAP is on course with regards to its obligation to delegates as it assures the ex-agitators that their accounts will be credited by the various banks in the next few days.
“We would like to reiterate the fact that the Interim Administrator is committed to the ideals of the Presidential Initiative hence, he will not be distracted by agents of mischief.