Monday, September 28, 2015

Gen. Paul Boroh cautions against distraction Says Your Scholarships are privileges, not rights – amnesty beneficiaries

Paul Boroh
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) has advised student trainees under the programme studying abroad to desist from negative actions capable of derailing their mission.

Boroh was speaking against the backdrop of reports which alleged that some of beneficiaries of the programme are planning to take to the streets to protest against the seeming delay in the payment of their allowances and school fees.
He reminded the beneficiaries that their scholarships are privileges and not rights and enjoined the parents and guardians to call their wards to order and appeal to the students to conduct themselves with decorum.
In a statement issued by the Media and Communications Department, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Boroh described the purported plan as rather unfortunate and misguided advise against his Office.

He stated that such a move is unwarranted since the office has already paid two months arrears of allowances owed the students and has concluded arrangements to offset the outstanding two months as well as all outstanding fees.

The Office further noted with dismay attempts by disgruntled former consultants under the programme to incite the students to protest noting that such a move would be irrational and likely to put the students in a delicate position.

The Coordinator however, categorically stated that the Federal Government is fully committed to ensuring that beneficiaries of the Programme successfully conclude their trainings and therefore hopes that the students would not allow themselves to be deceived and distracted by those who do not want change and progress in Nigeria.

He advised the students to shun detractors and conduct themselves peacefully in their countries of study and be worthy ambassadors of Nigeria.

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