Bayelsa Plans Amnesty For Repentant Cultists



Dickson-600As part of what the state government calls  a genuine plan to carry every dedicated and law abiding along in its new empowerment strategy, through training and engagement programmes, the Bayelsa State Government, under the auspices of the office of the Special Adviser security and Senior to the Governor civil society is proposing Amnesty for  “prospective renounced cult members” in the State, a statement by Daniel Iworiso-Markson chief press secretary to the governor  said .

He added that  this is part of government’s efforts at further extending the olive branch to supposed repentant members of cult groups in the State, indulge in criminality, especially in far flung communities in the State to be reintegrated into the society.

All cultists, are genuinely willing to renounce their membership of various cult groups are advised to register their names and other relevant information about themselves at the office of the SSA Civil Society, opposite NIIT Road, Isaac Boro Road, Etegwe- Epie, Yenagoa or call the number – 08034222303 for more information.

This equally applies to cult members in higher institutions of learning in the State.

The period of registration is between Wednesday, 20th of March and Friday, 5th of April, 2013, excluding weekends.

Government is therefore, calling on cult members to take advantage of this window of opportunity created to turn a new leaf and do something meaningful with their lives.

To demonstrate Government’s commitment to this project, His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State will meet with all repentant cultists at a later date to discuss and arrange for proper security of their lives as well as ways to engage and empower them.

 

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