Nigeria Federal Government has started sending payments to former Niger Delta Militants, based on an agreement under a 2009 amnesty deal according to a government official.
President Buhari’s Administration has held various talks with miltants so as to end attack on pipeline crude, which has cut Nigeria’s output
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been holding talks with militants to end attacks on crude pipelines, which cut Nigeria’s output by 700,000 barrels in 2016.
The cash payments for budget to militants were been cut before, but it had to continue so has to halt the pipeline attacks.
“Two months of the ex-militants’ stipends were paid yesterday. The rest of their stipends will be paid later in batches by (central bank) CBN,” Piriye Kiyaramo, an officer in the government’s Amnesty Office, said.
He also said that the paid stipends covers August and September. Former militants are entitled to N65,000 ($206.68) monthly, plus other job training.