When we talk about things that are unusual and never heard before, this will definitely come up! The facilitator of the Presidential Amnesty Program, Prof Charles Dokubo, has said that 34 ex militants will be called to bar in 2018. He additionally revealed that 207 understudies spread crosswise over 66 organizations in 20 nations were examining different courses. Dokubo additionally expressed that endeavors were being made to draft new approaches to manage tasks of the Onshore Education Unit for the Presidential Amnesty Program.
Prof Charles Dokubo, the extraordinary counsel to the president on the Niger Delta and facilitator of the Presidential Amnesty Program, has uncovered that around 34 ex-militants would be called to bar this year, 2018. Dokubo, made the exposure amid an intuitive session in Asaba, according to reports. It was assembled that Dokubo, who was spoken to by his exceptional colleague on media, Murphy Ganagana, said 207 understudies spread crosswise over 66 foundations in 20 nations were examining different courses. He said:
“We have about 34 beneficiaries of this amnesty programme that will be called to bar this year. We visited students sponsored by the Amnesty Programme in London and met with 47 students and recent graduates from 25 institutions in the UK at the Nigeria High Commission. The objective of the visit was to evaluate the students’ academic progress, celebrate those completing their programmes and charge the remaining ones to be good ambassadors of the programme. We also wanted to hear directly from the students, see the progression in their academics and their general well-being, as well as interact with the Nigeria High Commission representatives.
“Following appeals from students for the amendment of educational policies, particularly for offshore education, some of which had severe negative impact on them, I constituted a policy review committee to undertake the assignment with a view to ensuring that students under the amnesty programme successfully graduate, and for the federal government to reap its investment.”
Dokubo also disclosed that indications from the committee’s report showed that for the past five years, there have been no policies to guide operations of the Onshore Education Unit. He said efforts were being made to draft new policies.
Recall that it was beforehand revealed that five ex aggressors were among the 1,468 legal advisors called to the Nigerian Bar by the Body of Benchers at the International Conference Center, Abuja on July 13, 2017. The fortunate previous aggressors were recognized as Barrister Ajama Ebiwolatei Nimibofa, Barrister Iluyemi Timibra Ernest, Barrister Ogbemerun Adebanjo, Barrister Perekekeme Andrew Efe and Barrister Yanyangbini Eric Pere. They were a part of the aggressors who surrendered their arms and were sent to class under the Presidential Amnesty Program.