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Buhari Has Kept His Promise To Niger Delta People –dokubo

By Presidential Amnesty Programme
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Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari has kept to promises made to the people of Niger Delta towards the enhancement of peace and human capital development in the region.

His Royal Majesty, King Dandeson Douglas JaJa JP, Jeki V, Chairman Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, Amanyanbo of Opobo Kingdom, Rivers State, Royal Father of the Day, given a vote of thanks while Prof Charles Dokubo, Niger Delta Amnesty Boss (L) and other Kings listens at the 2nd Coronation Anniversary celebration of King Ateke Tom in Okrika, on 24thNovember 2019

He gave assurance that efforts would be intensified to explore employment opportunities, avenues for self employment and massive engagement of beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme.

Dokubo spoke on Sunday at Okochiri, Okirika Local Government of Rivers State on the sidelines of a colourful ceremony to mark the second coronation anniversary of HRM King Ateke Michael Tom, the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, Okirika.

Prof Charles Dokubo, Niger Delta Amnesty Boss (L) and other Kings, making a toss at the 2nd Coronation Anniversary celebration of King Ateke Tom in Okrika, on 24thNovember 2019

He noted that the mandate of the Presidential Amnesty Programme is not only to train and empower enlisted beneficiaries, but to deepen peace in the Niger Delta region through human capital development. “If you think my major interest is empowerment of beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme, that is just a bit of my mandate. My major work is to maintain peace and security in the Niger Delta as well as to enhance human capital development. Empowerment is part of human capital development. I was here for empowerment about two months ago, to empower those that had been trained by King Ateke Tom.

Senior Principal officers of the Niger Delta Amnesty office and Prof Charles Dokubo, Presidential Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme in a group picture with His Royal Majesty King Ateke Michael Tom JP, Sekuro of Niger Delta, Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, Okrika, Rivers State, at the 2nd Coronation Anniversary celebration of King Ateke Tom in Okrika, on 24th November 2019.

This is a celebration of what he has done; not only celebrating the second anniversary of his becoming a king, but also the fact that in collaboration with him, we have empowered people in the community he belongs. King Ateke Tom has been very instrumental to maintaining of peace and security in the Niger Delta; his camp is a peaceful camp and those he trained are being empowered. They don't look at any other person; they know that they will get whatever they deserve, and that is why it is so important empowering a king in the Niger Delta”.

His Royal Majesty King Ateke Michael Tom JP, Sekuro of Niger Delta, Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, Okrika, Rivers State, Prof Charles Dokubo, Presidential Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme at the 2nd Coronation Anniversary celebration of King Ateke Tom in Okrika, on 24th November 2019.

Dokubo commended President Buhari for his conviction on the Presidential Amnesty Programme as a vehicle to transform the Niger Delta region, expressing optimism that beneficiaries of the programme will become change agents not only for the Niger Delta, but across the country and globally.

Royal Kings in a group picture cutting the anniversary cake with His Royal Majesty King Ateke Michael Tom JP, Sekuro of Niger Delta, Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, Okrika, Rivers State, , at the 2nd Coronation Anniversary celebration of King Ateke Tom in Okrika, on 24th November 2019.

“We’ve done a lot of training. I was here recently for the graduation ceremony of our beneficiaries trained in oil and gas. The Niger Delta environment is most populated with oil and gas facilities; what we do is to empower our youths so that our people also will be qualified to compete and have the competitive edge with the basic technology in Niger Delta. And I strongly believe that because our people feel the positive impact of the Federal Government’s outreach, the promises kept, they are very happy. If we keep to promises, which President Buhari has done, there will be sustainable peace in the Niger Delta”.

MURPHY GANAGANA
Special Assistant (Media)
24th November, 2019

Royal Kings in a group picture with His Royal Majesty King Ateke Michael Tom JP, Sekuro of Niger Delta, Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, Okrika, Rivers State, in front of his Palace, Prof Charles Dokubo at the back role during the 2nd Coronation Anniversary celebration of King Ateke Tom in Okrika, on 24th November 2019.