By Angeleen Nkwocha
A group under the aegis of African Global Development for Positive Change Initiative (ADI), a Non-governmental Organization aimed at sustaining development, peace and security by engaging in agriculture to aid self-reliance, has expressed optimism in the appointment of Prof. Charles Dokubo as the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, stressing that it will bring the needed sanity, transparency, and peace in the Niger-Delta.
Speaking through its President, Prince Dan Mbachi, in Abuja during its Annual General meeting, the group commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s doggedness on Dokubo’s appointment stressing that it is a step in the right direction, and therefore called on Niger Delta leaders, political elite and traditional rulers to give him the required support that will help restore peace in the Niger-delta.
“His appointment is merited and will take the amnesty programme to the next level, other NGOs and government agencies should support him to bring lasting peace in the Niger-delta region”, Mbachi said.
Mbachi, averred that Dokubo’s focus aligns with the NGO’s objective on skills acquisition, good governance, sustenance of peace and security to aid national development as well as training of manpower for economic growth in agriculture.
He applauded Dokubo’s focus to reintegrate those who have benefited from the amnesty programme and get them engaged with jobs in their various areas of specialization, and his drive to sustain the agricultural initiative of the programme stressing that farming is vital to the growth of the nation.