Amnesty Office Distances Self From Allegations Of Indebtedness

Amnesty Office Distances Self From Allegations Of Indebtedness


In a press release signed by the Chief of Staff, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Colonel Dedis Abel (Rtd), the Amnesty Office has addressed the allegations by individuals and sponsored groups, which have been making headlines.

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These allegations stem from claims of alleged non-payment of arrears in the Amnesty Office which Colonel Dedis Abel (Rtd) noted is being perpetrated in a bid to tarnish the reputation of the new Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta (SAPND) and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

The Chief of Staff has refuted these claims by stating expressly in the press release that “all payment of arrears up to the month of June 2015 have been paid.” He also explained that further to the Federal Government’s directive on the CBN Treasury Single Account, the Amnesty Office is no longer directly involved or responsible for remittances as all payments are now being made from the CBN Treasury Single Account (TSA) to eliminate fraud.

The Chief of Staff also called on members of the Public to debunk all reports not obtained directly from the Amnesty Office Call Centre, where all information relating to the Amnesty Programme is being made available first hand to interested parties by the Amnesty Office Media Team. The Amnesty Office reassured members of the Public that payments for July and August 2015 are being processed and would be released once funds are allocated.

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