Three repentant militants, who were beneficiaries of the federal government’s scholarships to study abroad under the Niger Delta Amnesty programme, have graduated with First class honours in UK universities.
Eighteen others bagged Second Class Upper (2:1) in different disciplines from various UK universities too.
Nicholas Goodness and Terubein Fawei, who graduated from the University of Bedfordshire, finished summa c*m laude in Public Relations, Telecommunication and Networking Engineering respectively.
Lucky Azibanagein also graduated with first class in Mechanical Engineering and Robotic System from the University of Liverpool.
In an event organised by the Nigerian High Commission in the UK, at the weekend, the Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), congratulated the graduates for making Nigeria proud.
Boroh restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment towards ensuring that the amnesty programme is sustained and its desired goals achieved.
“President Buhari is ever ready to implement the blueprint upon which the amnesty programme was established. The era of impunity and phoney contracts are gone for good”, the amnesty coordinator said.
Boroh, who is also Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, called on other militants such as the Niger Delta Avengers, to emulate the ex-agitators, who “laid down their arms to embrace education that can make them indispensable to the world”.
He advised the “economic saboteurs” to embrace dialogue and support Mr. Buhari on his agenda to develop the Niger Delta region.