Boroh flays de­lay in pay­ing ex-mil­i­tants

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The Spe­cial Ad­viser to Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari on Niger Delta, re­tired Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh, has ex­pressed concern over the de­lay in pay­ment of stipends of for­mer mil­i­tants in the Niger Delta re­gion.

Boroh’s concern was con­veyed in a state­ment signed by Mr Piriye Ki­yaramo, Bayelsa Li­ai­son Of­fi­cer, Pres­i­den­tial Amnesty Pro­gramme in Ye­nagoa yes­ter­day.

The state­ment quoted Boroh, the Co­or­di­na­tor of the Pres­i­den­tial Amnesty Pro­gramme, as de­scrib­ing the de­lay in pay­ment as “un­for­tu­nate.”

It said while re­as­sur­ing the ex-mil­i­tants of reg­u­lar stipends, Boroh as­sured them that the pay­ment would soon com­mence since the three days pub­lic hol­i­day was over.

“I must say that the hic­cups which were brought to my at­ten­tion dur­ing the long pub­lic hol­i­day by the Cen­tral Bank of Nige­ria have been sorted out,” it said.

Some of the ex-mil­i­tants on July 4 blocked the pop­u­lar East-West road at Mbiama over back­log of un­paid stipends.

The state­ment quoted Boroh as ex­press­ing re­gret at the pains the de­lay had caused the for­mer mil­i­tants, urged them to re­main calm.

“I want your co­op­er­a­tion as the present ad­min­is­tra­tion un­der Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari prof­fers last­ing so­lu­tion to the prob­lems in the re­gion,” the state­ment quoted Boroh as say­ing. (NAN)

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