Amnesty programme's recipient cries out over N6m unpaid allowances

Amnesty programme's recipient cries out over N6m unpaid allowances

- Oleke Iyenkedi Stanley, a recipient of the federal government's 2010 amnesty programme, is crying out over the non-payment of his arrears

- The complainant claims that he is being owed N6,000,000, which is an amount that accumulated over a 93 month period beginning from the onset of the programme

- He says he has not heard from the government since returning from his overseas training programme and is pleading with the federal government to pay up

A recipient of the federal government's 2010 amnesty programme, Oleke Iyenkedi Stanley, has lamented over the non-payment of his outstanding arrears.

In a mail sent to NAIJ.com, Oleke, with Presidential Amnesty Programme registration number C04/B10/S1/13818, stated that he had been abandoned by the government, after the completion of his overseas training programme.

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Oleke had been drafted for a six months course in boat building in Sri Lanka, Singapore, from June to December 2011, after undergoing a 2 week orientation training in Obubra, Cross River state.

During the overseas programme, he had been paid a monthly stipend of 500 dollars by the federal government. But after returning back to the country on completion of the programme, Oleke has not heard from the federal government.

He claimed that several attempts to notify the amnesty office about his plight, have not yielded any positive response.

Oleke further claims that several of his colleaguse who faced similar plight have been settled by the government after they cried out; but it has not been the same for him.

According to the complainant, his outstading arrears have accumulated to N6,000,000 (six million naira), which is an amount that accumulated over a 93 month period beginning from the onset of the Amnesty Programme.

Oleke is pleading with the federal government to pay up and get him employment based on his overseas training.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian federal government released an additional sum of N30 billion to the amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region.

The development was announced in a statement issued by Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity.

The statement said that the additional funding was to help sustain the new understanding between the federal government and the oil producing communities in the region.

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Source: Naija.ng

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