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Amnesty Programme Empowers SMEs


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Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe

The Presidential Amnesty Programme says it has empowered trained small and medium entrepreneurs.

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, who stated that the programme empowered 2,187 SMEs, said beneficiaries spread across Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Abia and Imo states.

Dokubo, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Murphy Ganagana, said, “Niger Delta is now known for peaceful development because there is no development without security. Amnesty programme is now into more of training so that our beneficiaries can develop skill after being trained, and then work. We are now focusing on getting jobs for some of those we have been trained. That is the last aspect of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, the reintegration phase.

“Towards this end, the job placement unit of the Amnesty Office has intensified profiling of qualified beneficiaries for possible jobs.”

Source; Punch Newspapers