Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State, received the Interim Administrator of the presidential amnesty programme, Retired Major General Barry Ndiomu. The meeting was held at the Government House, Yenagoa. At the time of the meeting, the team of Major General Ndiomu accompanied him.
At the time of their interaction, the Senator of the Bayelsa State Diri congratulated Major General Ndiomi for his appointment as the ambassador of the amnesty programme.
He delivered an address at the event, where he spoke, “My dear brother, you have come to take up a job that will bring pride to us as a State.
From this state, you are the third to be at the helm of affairs of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, so whatever you will do, do not forget the state of Bayelsa under your watch. Please do it. Let us not regret after you have left us.
Further, Governor Diri stated that the amnesty programme, which involves reintegration, has human capacity building. The governor addressed Major General, stating that for you to continue building human capacity, the programme must be on.
He urged the government of Nigeria to keep the programme ongoing. He said it would be very wrong for anybody to bring it to a close, which would amount to the insensitivity to what is happening in the region. According to Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State, this may lead to another round of insecurity in the Niger Delta.
Governor Diri stated that he wants to use this opportunity to tell the Federal Government that one of the best things they can do for the Niger Delta is to continue to support and keep the presidential amnesty programme going.
Further, The governor addressed Major General Barry Ndiomu. He stated, “I want to congratulate you on your appointment on behalf of your state government and pray that the almighty God will lead you through, and you will be successful in your service to the Niger Delta and Nigeria.”