By Yemi Akintomide
A foremost Ex-Niger Delta Agitator and freedom fighter, Double Chief. Ebi Wilson Pinapinawei, aka Commander Biggy, has again appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), the National Security Adviser to the President, Alhaji Mohammed Babagana Monguno, the Senate President, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, Speaker House of Representative, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, to as a matter of importance confirm and appoint the Interim Administrator of Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), as the Substantive Coordinator of the Programme, stressing that Dikio performance in the past one year is overwhelming and he has so far surpassed the expectations of youths and other critical stakeholders in the region.
Commander Biggy made the appeal on Wednesday in Warri, shortly after meeting with critical stakeholders in the region. He sincerely applauded Dikio for his constant engagements with stakeholders in the region, noting that this was first of it kind and a clear departure from previous administrations.
He said, “For us, Col. Dikio (rtd) has done beyond the expectations of many persons, especially taking into consideration those who have managed that office in recent times. He has been able to stabilise the programme and many stakeholders are very pleased with his strategies.
“Dikio has been able to redirect the Amnesty programme.The Amnesty programme has a template and the previous coordinators of the programme did not really pursue the template.
“ Since Dikio took over the helms of affairs, he has been able to pursue the programme in a direction that is very pleasing to the stakeholders of the region, especially as he engages with them. Dikio’s engagements led to peace and stability in the region, observing that the Amnesty boss would not allow any month to pass without visiting Niger Delta to interface with stakeholders.”
He appealed to President Buhari to honour the wishes of stakeholders in the region by giving a substantive status to Dikio’s appointment.
He said making Dikio the substantive Coordinator would enable him to pursue the mandate of PAP to a logical conclusion in order to ensure permanent peace in the region in particular, and Nigeria at large.
He said, “While he congratulate Dikio for a successful year in office as the PAP boss, “Dikio has the capacity and Intellect as he has demonstrated so far. He has been able to carry people of the region along. And we believe that with him, those in the university will get their monthly stipend payment and those who are yet to go to the university will go. Even the empowerment scheme will take place fully.
So We are calling on the Federal Government to make him a substantive coordinator so that he will have the full operational capacity to administer justice to the programme.
However, Commander Ebi Pinapinawei use this medium to call on High Chief, Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, our father the Elder Statesman, Chief. Pa. Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, the ljaw National leader, the warlord of the federation, Dr. Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka Boyloaf, the Field Marshal, His Royal Majesty, King Tom Ateke, the winchy winchy, Chief. Bibopere Ajube aka Shoot At Sight, his royal highness, High Chief Dr. Selky Kile Torughedi Aka young Shall grow, Gen. Pst, Reuben C wilson, the most humbled leader, Hon.Kingsley Muturu, the IYC President Peter Igbifa, INC President, Prof. Okaba Benjamin among others to support and urged President Buhari to confirm Col. Miland Dikio as substantive Coordinator so as to enable him operate in full capacity for the all interest of the ex-agitators of Niger Delta, the statement adds.