The success stories of the Presidential Amnesty Programme beneficiaries just keep coming; this is as it has produced 1500 bags of Rice by 100 amnesty beneficiaries according to a press statement to journalists by Mr. Wabiye Idoniboyeobu, media consultant to Brig-Gen Paul Boroh.
“The beneficiaries during their training and mentorship phases, nurtured, milled and packed 1500”, said Wabiye.
According to him, “The next phase of their reintegration would be their full empowerment. This would entail allocation of land, and necessary rice farming Implements, to the trained Ex Agitators. Over 50 actual Ex Militants are part of this group.”
He made known that “agencies like the Bank of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and the Anchor Borrowers Programme have already keyed into this success story by partnering to support these new farmers moving forward.”
“It is expected that when large scale production starts, the rice produced would be sold in the market cheaper than the normal rice currently to ease the plight of the common man. By this, the success of the Amnesty Programme not only improves the lives of the beneficiaries, but also eases the lives of the public”, Wabiye asserted.