by crossriverwatch admin
Niger Delta ex-militants who passed through the amnesty programme of the
Federal Government have donated relief materials to flood victims in Cross
River State as part their contribution to cushion the effect of the
disaster and give back to the society.
Presenting the relief materials to the deputy governor, Mr Efiok Cobham, at
the premises of the State Energy management Agency in Calabar,
Technical Assistant and Head of Reintegration in the Presidential Amnesty
Office, Mr Lawrence Pepple, said the 26, 358 beneficiaries of the amnesty
programme considered it necessary to contribute part of their allowances to
aid the flood victims.
Materials donated included bags of rice, beans, garri and salt; cartons of
Maggi, Milk, Tea, biscuit, diapers, toothpaste and noodles; jerry cans
vegetable oil and palm oil; insecticide treated mosquito nets; yams; dry
pepper; palm oil; mattresses and pillows; blankets; sanitary towels;
disinfectants and medical supplies among others
Pepple who represented the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta
and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, said the
ex-militants contributed N2, 000 each from their October stipends and
allowances which totaled about N52.7 million from which they bought the
materials for distribution to Cross River, Rivers, Delta, Edo and Bayelsa
According to him, the gesture was part of their effort to give back to the
society so as to cushion the effects of the flooding disasters on the
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