PAP alleges fraud as ex-militants protest suspended monthly pay
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 29, 2023
Ex-Niger Delta militants, yesterday, stormed the main gate to the National Assembly in Abuja to protest against the alleged non-payment of their allowances by the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Barry Ndiomu.
The former agitators in the oil-rich region raised various issues, alleging that the monthly payment of N65,000 to over 7,000 for them had been stopped since Ndiomu was appointed September last year by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The ex-militants also addressed their petition, which was signed by the Chairman Phase 2, Bayelsa State, Paul Johnson, and two others, to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.
But reacting to the protest, the Special Assistant Media to the Office of the Interim Administrator of the PAP, Freston Akpor, said those protesting were criminals and under investigation by the office of the National Security Adviser.