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 Presidential Amnesty Programme: Protesters block road, urge Dokubo to pay Ezonebi

Presidential Amnesty Programme: Protesters block road, urge Dokubo to pay Ezonebi


Delegates of the Ezonebi training centre on Wednesday protested over the non-payment of their coordinator, Enetimi Evah Ezonebi.

They blocked the southwest road in the early hours, demanding the Presidential Amnesty Office to make payments to their coordinator for jobs completed.

They also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Department of State Security to compel Professor Charles Dokubo to make payments to their coordinator for jobs completed in June 10, 2019.

They praised Enetimi Evah for the six-month training they attended in Lagos, stating she was a blessing and the centre changed their lives  for the better.

The coordinator equipped them with the right skills and all they needed to transform their mentality, they added.

The delegates warned if payment was not made quickly, they will go back to the creeks and create unrest in the Niger Delta.

Should that happen, they said Dokubo should take the full blame.

One of the delegates, Melakpo Marvelous(leather work), said: “The Amnesty Office used our Madam and gave her technical knockout because Professor Charles Dokubo came for flag up at Ezonebi training centre.

“He also attended our mid-training beach activity at Landmark and is aware of the progress we have made, which makes the way she is being treated bad.

“They used Ezonebi traning centre and projected accomplishments to Nigeria in an elaborate graduation ceremony held at the Eko hotel Lagos in June, 2019.

“To us, we see this act as a technical knockout, as she has tried to get her outstanding payment from the office since June but is yet to receive it and in addition she has been restricted from getting into the office to process her payment.

“This is merely an act of wickedness from the office to a dedicated contractor.”

Another delegate, Madam Hilter, who was the best delegate in fashion works, said when she called Evah to redeem her cash gift, she was in tears and “asked that I exercised patience as the office had not made payment to her.”

Those trained in Information Technology lamented they were  yet to be empowered.

They have protested earlier at Silverbird television station Lagos on the non-fulfilment of the instant empowerment allegedly promised by Dokubo.

One of them said: “We are requesting the Amnesty Office to make payments to her within the next two weeks or we would be forced to go back to the creeks to create unrest in the Niger Delta.

“This woman has trained more than 300 delegates in the Niger Delta to mobilise ourselves and fund any protest is nothing to us.

“Her joy is our joy. We will not allow her to cry agaib. If she sheds tears again in respect to the payments, we will fight to the end.

“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration to take necessary actions in ensuring contractors (Coordinators) are paid as they impact positively to our lives and the Niger Delta.”

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