FG begs ex-militants over delayed stipends

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

The Federal Government through the Co-ordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr Paul Boroh, has appealed to ex-agitators in the Niger-Delta region to bear with government over the current delay to paid their stipends.

This is contained in a statement by the Media Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Mr Piriye Kiyaramo on Friday.

In it, Boroh said that Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was saddled with the responsibility of effecting the payments of stipends directly to the ex-agitators in region, in line with the Treasury Single Accounts (TSA).

He said that Amnesty Office had been making efforts to ensure that the outstanding stipends were paid, and appealed to them to have faith in the payment process.

“I must recall that the TSA is a public accounting system under which all government revenue, receipts and income are collected into one single account. This account is usually maintained by the CBN and all payments are being done through this account as well; I am urging you all to have faith,” he said.

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