September 15, (NaijaOnPoint Media) – The interim administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), has explained that training projects for former agitators have not taken off because he is not willing to continue with the corrupt practices bugging the system.
Dikio in a statement signed on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, said he met an entrenched system of inducements, kickbacks and other illegal practices and is unwilling to continue with them.
He accused some officials in the amnesty office of derailing the mandate of PAP because of their selfish interests, noting that such persons were frustrating the PAP projects and programmes and using officialdom to seek kickbacks.
He said the corrupt officials had adopted various tactics to stall important projects in the reintegration process.
The amnesty boss said a major agricultural project designed to train and employ about 800 beneficiaries on crop and livestock farming and other agro-based services had been stalled by the officials, who were demanding kickbacks