Poultry Farms Given to Ex-Niger Delta Militants

Some 73 ex-Niger Delta militants recently completed training at Songhai Farms on various agricultural enterprises.

They were then handed by the Federal Government with the needed facilities to commence farming in their chosen fields such poultry farms, fish ponds and crop farms.

Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (retired), Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and the Coordinator of Presidential Committee on Amnesty Program, noted that agriculture has become an alternative source of revenue for the nation.

He said that agriculture has the potential to provide sustainable development and improve the socio-economic lives of the people of oil-rich region, adding that different programs of the amnesty had sustained peace in the region.

The amnesty office has already awarded 10 major contracts to empower over 3,000 ex-militants in the region.

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