MOSIEND Congratulates Dikio for Reappointment as PAP Interim Administrator

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By Yemi Akintomide

The Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta, (MOSIEND), has congratulated the Interim Administrator of Presidential Amensty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dikio (rtd) on his reappointment by President Mohammadu Buhari for another one year tenure.

MOSIEND however, urged the National Security Adbiser (NSA), Babagana Monguno to give Dikio full authority over the scheme’s administration.

“While we congratulate Colonel Dikio on receiving a second term, we also want to praise the Federal Government for reappointing him,” West stated.

“Dikio should know that much is expected of him. He should not be vindictive of those leaders who felt that he did not perform in one year and did not want his return. The moment you are a leader, you cannot satisfy everybody at the same time.”

MOSIEND also stated that “it is collaborating with leaders of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) in Rivers State to categorize repentant militants.”

Only the names of those captured in the reclassification effort would be turned over to the leadership of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) for training, according to MOSIEND’s National President, Kennedy Tonjo West, who spoke in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday.

“As I speak with you, there are hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries in Rivers State that have not been sent on training.

“MOSIEND right now is partnering aggrieved militant leaders and MEND leaders in Rivers State to conduct a three-day reclassification exercise. We did it in 2013 and we are about to do it again so that all those who are in the programme that have not been trained over the years can be captured.

“We will present the document just as we did in 2013 to the Presidential Amnesty Programme coordinator for onward training and reintegration.

“We are partnering MEND leaders in Rivers State, especially from Bakana Camp and from Elem- Ifoko camp to conduct reclassification programme for their members.”

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