Some Niger Delta ex-agitators who made First Class have been employed as lecturers by Benson Idahosa University in Edo State.
The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja.
Boroh gave the names of the lecturers as Fianka Diamond Tamara (Computer Science), Debrah Ikpaazaere (Business Administration), Miss Odiki Otogo (Political Science and Public Administration) and Lucky Boleidowa (Political Science and Public Administration).
He said: “In fact, the Benson Idahosa University retained as lecturers, four of our students who had First Class. The performance of our students abroad was even more stunning. A total of 454 of them graduated mainly from British universities with 20 having First Class and 41, Second Class Upper.”
On the recent visits of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to states in the Niger Delta region, Boroh described it as “a winning formula which has solidified the relationship between the region and the administration.
“Perhaps our greatest achievement is contributing to the maintenance of peace in the Niger Delta which has resulted in zero vandalism of oil facilities,” he said.