Presidential Amnesty Programme Graduates 200 in Ondo
The Buhari Administration has received commendations for sustaining empowerment of youths in the Niger Delta which has consequently reduced militancy and brought about relative peace in the region.
This came up at the 5th Bradama International graduation ceremony for 2018 / 2019 trainees under the Presidential Amnesty Program held at Arogbo in Ese – Odo council area of Ondo State.
The two hundred graduands were trained in industrial Welding Fabrication, Scaffolding Rigging, Mechanical Fitting, Abrasives Blasting and Industrial training.
Speaking at the event, the Agadagba of Arogbo Ibe Kingdom, Pere Zaccheus Egbunu represented by High Chief Loko appreciated President Muhammad Buhari for supporting the program, saying that Bradama group too had impacted positively on youths in the area.
Pere Egbunu however pleaded that the Amnesty Program should accommodate other ex-agitators still left unattended to.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Program, Prof Charles Dokubo represented by Dr. Monima Alabraba announced that the trainees would be assisted financially.
The Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu represented by Special Adviser to the governor on Niger Delta, Mr Oye Aladetan admitted that the amnesty program had actually reduced crimes in the region.
One of the graduands Ogolo Allen who spoke on behalf of others urged his colleagues to engage in profitable ventures to better their lots.
In an address, CEO, Bradama International, Chief Bibopiri Ajube advised the Amnesty office to use funds meant for the program judiciously to develop the riverine areas.
The gruadands were issued with certificates of completion of their vocations.