As part of what the state government calls a genuine plan to carry every dedicated and law abiding youth along in its new youth empowerment strategy, through training and engagement programmes, the Bayelsa State Government, under the auspices of the office of the Special Adviser on security and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on 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, who still indulge in criminality, especially in far flung communities in the State to be reintegrated into the society.
All cultists, who 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 on 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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