Ex-militants threaten CBN over stipend arrears


By Blessing Oyakhire

BOMADI—Niger Delta ex-militant leaders under the Federal Government amnesty programme, have given the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, a seven-day ultimatum to pay up their outstanding three months stipends, warning that failure to comply would amount to the shutting down of all CBN offices in the Niger Delta region.

The ex-militant leaders took the decision following an sms, allegedly sent to them by Coordinator of the amnesty programme and Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Brig Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), which reads “Amnesty Office do not pay anymore, it’s Central Bank that pays.”

The angry ex-militant leaders in a statement by the Bayelsa State chairman, Phase 2 ex-militants, Mr. Stephen Ebisinte, said: “Based on the information Brig Gen. Boroh sent to us, we have given the CBN seven-day ultimatum to pay our outstanding three months stipends. There will be no work for all CBN offices across the Niger Delta states if they failed to comply.”

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