By Timi Black
The Niger Delta Creek Movement, NDCM, has called on the Interim Administrator, Col. Miland Dikio to pay outstanding fees of amnesty students in Africa University, Toro-Orua, Bayelsa State.
The group alleged that the students under 2017/2018 academic session of the said school had been abandoned and they are in verge of dropping out of school.
This was disclosed in a press statement signed by its president Comrade Timipre Ndoni on Monday.
The statement reads: “I write on behalf of the presidential amnesty students of Africa University, 2017/2018 session to appreciate Col. Miland Dixon Dikio (rtd) on his uncountable contributions and putting PAP a world class standard.
“While applauding the tireless Col. Dikio, I want to bring to the cyberspace that there’s need for the resuscitation of presidential amnesty programme chaired by Col.MILLAND DIXON DIKIO to resolve the issue of the neglected students under the sponsorship of the PAP 2017/2018 session at the University of Africa, Toru-Orua Bayelsa State.
According to the students, they have try all means possible to make sure the former PAP leadership reactivate the programme through the current administration of Col.MILLAND DIXON DIKIO.
“It is so painful to have heard such issues from the students who are inspired to become somebody through the struggle of our brave sons and daughters of Niger Delta region that fought to actualize the dream of our region.
“I therefore, call on the leadership of INC, IYC, IPDI, NIDSUG, NUIS and also Alfred Kemepado who is the Head Of Reintegration of the Presidential Amnesty Programme to assist the (PAP) neglected students to gain justice.
“I believe the establishment of the Presidential Amnesty Programme was as a result of the struggle of our braved ex-agitators who stood against the oppression, marginalization and negligence by the Nigerian Government.
“They took the risk upon themselves and fought for freedom, and it’s our collective responsibilities to seek justice for the neglected students of the PAP 2017/2018 session at the University of Africa, Toru-Orua , Bayelsa State”.