Mr. Boni Haruna, Minister of Youth Development, yesterday May 29th revealed plans by the President to grant amnesty to the members of Boko Haram once they lay down their arms and embrace peace. Mr Boni Haruna revealed this while he was speaking yesterday morning at the National Demovracy Day programme tagged A day with young leaders in Nigeria.
According to the Minister Mr Haruna, well over 300,000 youths from the Nger Delta region have actually benefited from the amnesty programme of the Government. He also said the beneficiaries of the Amnesty programme have turned from being militants to employers of labor and wealth generators
“President Goodluck Jonathan has also declared amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect. Series of integration programmes have been lined up for the members of the sect who would surrender their arms and embrace peace. Let me use this opportunity on behalf of the Federal Government, to call on the members of the Boko Haram sect to embrace the government’s gesture and key into the amnesty programme ” he said