Presidential Amnesty students give FG seven-day ultimatum

Posted by News Express | 25 August 2020 | 1,071 times

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•Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio



Presidential Amnesty students under the aegis of National Association of Presidential Amnesty Students (NAPAS)  on Tuesday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government and Presidential Amnesty Programme over their outstanding payments.

This is contained in a communique issued in Yenagoa at the end of its meeting in collaboration with the Niger Delta Students’ Union Government (NIDSUG) and Coalition of Unpaid PAP Students.

The students threaten to “block the East-West Road for 72 hours” and embark  on a “national protest to disrupt the operations of all multinational oil and gas assets and firms in the Niger Delta Region” in addition to other future actions when the ultimatum expires on Tuesday, September 2.

The communique signed by Somina Igani, NAPAS President, Emieye Romeo, NIDSUG, Gabriel Zuobai, Unpaid PAP Students and Ayibaemi Bekeobiri, NAPAS Secretary said the protest will target NCDMB, NDDC, NNPC, SPDC, Belema Oil, Chevron, LNG and flow stations among others.

Other demands by the groups include the appointment of a competent Niger Deltan as Coordinator of PAP, a fresh opportunity for students deprived of online verification, restructuring of PAP and addressing of fears over the scrapping of the programme. (New Telegraph)

Source: News Express

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