By Tunde Johnson, Abuja
The youth wing of South South Chiefs and Elders Council (SCEC), has lauded the federal government commitment to ensuring peace across the country, saying the amnesty programme has restored peace to the Niger Delta.
Speaking during a rally in Abuja on Thursday, Peter Asuquo, the youth President, SCEC, said Niger Delta region that was once fragile has continued to enjoy peace and tranquility because of the programme.
According to him, youths from the region have been trained and given kits under the amnesty programme.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is meeting the expectations of region which his administration set out to achieve at its inauguration in 2015.
“The stage is being set for the total turnaround of the Niger Delta region. Little wonder peace of unrivaled proportion has been restored to the region since the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari led government.
“As youths from the South South region, our expectations from the President Buhari led government are not least very high. These expectations were high at the inception of this government. They are still high and will continually be.
“Gladly enough, we can boldly attest to the fact that these expectations are being met on all fronts with positive results.
“In all these, one might wonder how Brig. Gen Paul Boroh (rtd) manages to churn in these results despite the limitations,” he said.
He called on the National Assembly to support the amnesty programme by increasing allocation for the programme.
“It is on this note that we have come all the way from the South South to importune our senators and representatives at the house to please give more support to Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) for him to continue the good work,” he added.