The Presidential Amnesty Programme ((PAP) has disclosed that a total of 5,000 youths would benefit from its mini-van and tricycle mobile scheme in Rivers State.
Also, the PAP said that it would train 1,000 youths in waste management and renewable energy.
Rivers State Liaison Manager of PAP, Fenibo Jack, disclosed this at the commissioning of its liaison office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
Jack disclosed that Rivers State would collaborate awith the University of Port Harcourt and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to manage waste in line with the global trend.
He further said that youths would be trained as surveillance cadets as part of wider scheme to get them engaged.
“We are grateful to the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta, and Coordinator, PAP, Professor Charles Dokubo for his wisdom to establish this office.
“We recall that on assumption of duties in March, 2018, the Special Adviser had promised to take the programme to the next level by reaching to the grassroots.
“We are elated that his promise has come to reality. Our people are appreciative of President Muhammadu Buhari, for his interest on the plight of our people by consolidating on the gains of PAP, by re-organizing the implementation process in order to conform it in line with global practices”, he stated.
In his remark, Professor Charles Dokubo stated that the Rivers Liaison Office was opened for easy accessibility to the head office.
Dokubo said that the office would reduce the risk of the Niger Delta agitators travelling to Abuja to lodge their grievances.
He told them that activities of the PAP have been brought to their doorsteps and urged them to make judicious use of the office.
“The idea of travelling from here to Abuja, to lodge complaints will not be again. The closeness of the office affords you the opportunity to easily lay your complaints without necessarily travelling to Abuja.
“The programme is now at your doorstep. It is for you. Today is a historic day with the commissioning of the liaison office” the PAP coordinator expressed,” Dokubo said.