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Ex-militants donate N52.7m to victims

Ex-Niger Delta militants undergoing reintegration have donated N52.7m to flood victims in the region.A statement from the Head of Media and Communications of the Presidential Amnesty Office, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, as saying
the money was donated by 26,358 beneficiaries of the Phase I and II of the amnesty programme.

According to Kuku, the ex-militants agreed to contribute N2,000 each from the October allowances to raise the N52.7m to those seriously affected by the flooding disaster.

Alabrah said the members of staff of the Amnesty Office also donated between 20 to 30 per cent of their October salaries to flood victims in Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo and Rivers states.

He said an 18-man relief committee of volunteers from the Amnesty Office headed by the Technical Assistant on Reintegration, Mr. Larry Pepple, had been constituted.

According to Alabrah, the committee has the responsibility of procuring relief materials and liaising with the various state governments to distribute them to the beneficiaries.

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