Beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, studying in the United States, have expressed confidence in its Coordinator, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh.
The beneficiaries, in a statement, said though things have not been rosy, Boroh has been faithful.
The statement reads: “We, the students sponsored by the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the umbrella of the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (OSAPND), led by Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), wishes to draw the attention of the public to the activity of faceless fraudsters in the United States of America, who are using the social media to spread mischievous information about our welfare as government-sponsored students, and activities of OSAPND under Boroh.
“We wish to dissociate students from any attempt to tarnish the image of Nigeria in the US, through outright lies, falsehood and blackmail being peddled in the social media by a faceless group that has called on people to join them for a public demonstration against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, at the White House.
“We wish to put it on record that our allowances and tuition fees have been paid till September 2017, and the office has promised to pay up till November.
“We thank President Buhari for his commitment and dedication to sustainable peace and development in the Niger Delta, through his support and continuation of the Presidential Amnesty programme. We also praise the able leadership of Gen. Boroh for the positive changes he has brought to bear on the programme, through prompt payment of our fees and allowances.
“While it has not been all rosy, we note that despite the economic recession that Nigeria went through, it was still able to sponsor our education abroad and we are very grateful.”