By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Newly appointed Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo has assured of prompt resolution of challenges being faced by delegates at home and abroad.
Prof. Dokubo who has already assumed office reacted to questions arising from recently deployed students delegates uncertain of the status of their scholarships and payment of allowance.
The Special Adviser in a statement signed by Chief of Staff, Presidential Amnesty Office, Major Kesiena Mowarin stated that he is well aware of these concerns and is poised to tackle lingering inhibitions to the progress of the programme.
“The Presidential Amnesty Office is currently carrying out an audit of its books, an exercise that will be concluded presently and actions expedited on the payment of outstanding stipends and other allowances to delegates as at and when due.
a�?a��The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme is himself an academic and so has the best interest of these scholarship delegates at heart. He will fight day and night to ensure that these students whether here in Nigeria or abroad stay in school and concentrate on the task of graduating with excellent grade’sa��a��
He went further to stress the obvious imperatives for quality education explaining that the office realizes the importance of sustaining its scholarship platform and would work assiduously to achieve set objectives.
‘In this vain, delegates are advised to disregard rumours bordering on expulsion or removal from the Presidential Amnesty Programme scholarship scheme.
The statement sued for patience and understanding from affected students in schools and those also awaiting deployment to various institutions, assuring them of prompt resolution of existing challenges.
The statement added that the new Amnesty boss has been meeting with various interest groups from the Niger Delta in a bid to engender support for the new development blueprint of the Buhari administration for the Niger Delta.