SHOCKER: Asari Dokubo Says N74b Too Small For Amnesty

Date: 20-03-2012 3:26 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Ex-militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, on Monday shocked Nigerians, especially those from the Northern part of the country when he insisted that the N74billion voted for the rehabilitation of Niger Delta ex-militants  in the 2012 budget was not enough.

“With all these gains, one expects that the operators of the amnesty project should have been encouraged and applauded. Instead, what we see is rebuke, recrimination and an attempt to scuttle the project by those who contribute next to nothing in the upkeep and maintenance of the Nigerian state but are now calling for a probe into the amnesty project.

“There is nothing wrong with probing a...
government institution if it is not done out of malice. It is important to state that going by the 2012 budget passed by the National Assembly, the amnesty project budget is about N74bn annually. Which means that amnesty project budget for a year is far less than two days oil production," he argued.


To further drive home of point, Asari Dokubo demanded that a 10-day oil production proceeds should be allocated to the amnesty programme, since the country’s oil production had risen to 2.6 million barrels per day as against 680,000 before the amnesty programme was instituted.

This revenue allocation formula thing is about to plunge this country into another round of North/South political battle. Hope those in the helms of affairs will nip this crisis in the bud in the interest of Nigeria


Posted: at 20-03-2012 03:26 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- terdue at 20-03-2012 03:33 PM (11 years ago)
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see the guy chick self
Posted: at 20-03-2012 03:33 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- verah at 20-03-2012 04:04 PM (11 years ago)
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d guy resemble bokoharam  Wink Wink Wink

Posted: at 20-03-2012 04:04 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- omonii at 20-03-2012 04:19 PM (11 years ago)
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This revenue allocation formula thing is about to plunge this country into another round of North/South political battle.

Posted: at 20-03-2012 04:19 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Yearimah at 20-03-2012 04:25 PM (11 years ago)
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why do u people only cire for ur self not all nigerians
Posted: at 20-03-2012 04:25 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Tomnwakor at 20-03-2012 04:30 PM (11 years ago)
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na wo 2 dis guy
Posted: at 20-03-2012 04:30 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Khalifa89 at 20-03-2012 04:31 PM (11 years ago)
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If you reason the money when people when no come from niger delta dey collect from oil, the 74 billion naira is not enough....
Posted: at 20-03-2012 04:31 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malvin2525 at 20-03-2012 04:45 PM (11 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 20-03-2012 04:45 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eddyjoeyoh at 20-03-2012 04:47 PM (11 years ago)
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Hope the FG know what they are doing?
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- Bachelorette at 20-03-2012 05:09 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: NaMeTalkam® on 20-03-2012 03:26 PM
Ex-militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, on Monday shocked Nigerians, especially those from the Northern part of the country when he insisted that the N74billion voted for the rehabilitation of Niger Delta ex-militants  in the 2012 budget was not enough.

“With all these gains, one expects that the operators of the amnesty project should have been encouraged and applauded. Instead, what we see is rebuke, recrimination and an attempt to scuttle the project by those who contribute next to nothing in the upkeep and maintenance of the Nigerian state but are now calling for a probe into the amnesty project.

“There is nothing wrong with probing a...
government institution if it is not done out of malice. It is important to state that going by the 2012 budget passed by the National Assembly, the amnesty project budget is about N74bn annually. Which means that amnesty project budget for a year is far less than two days oil production," he argued.

To further drive home of point, Asari Dokubo demanded that a 10-day oil production proceeds should be allocated to the amnesty programme, since the country’s oil production had risen to 2.6 million barrels per day as against 680,000 before the amnesty programme was instituted.

This revenue allocation formula thing is about to plunge this country into another round of North/South political battle. Hope those in the helms of affairs will nip this crisis in the bud in the interest of Nigeria



If actually the money will be used judiciously, then that sum is too small. I mean think about it from this angle. The people of Niger-Delta can't farm, Fish, hunt or any other means of agriculture. Oh...boy, If I were President, every Indegenes of that region deserves social benefits. I wish the money would be used for what It's budgeted for.

Posted: at 20-03-2012 05:09 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onyimau20 at 20-03-2012 05:25 PM (11 years ago)
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I really feel for them.
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- toibeli at 20-03-2012 05:26 PM (11 years ago)
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Would it not be better to use this fund to clean the Niger Delta area Huh?
Posted: at 20-03-2012 05:26 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lanudja at 20-03-2012 05:41 PM (11 years ago)
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Hmmmmm  ok
Posted: at 20-03-2012 05:41 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- DHash at 20-03-2012 05:45 PM (11 years ago)
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 Tongue Tongue Tongue
Posted: at 20-03-2012 05:45 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Princestevo at 20-03-2012 05:54 PM (11 years ago)
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more money pls FG noted Roll Eyes
Posted: at 20-03-2012 05:54 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Wandeay at 20-03-2012 06:01 PM (11 years ago)
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e b like say d money na 4 ex-militant only, if 2 say na 4 only ex-militant, dem b thief, if 2 say na 4 d whole Niger Delta, e 2 small, d main tin b say 9ja no get focus
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- interpo77 at 20-03-2012 06:05 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Yearimah on 20-03-2012 04:25 PM
why do u people only cire for ur self not all nigerians
sharap , who is nigeria u re talking abt?do u know how many oil blog huasa,s re holding?
Posted: at 20-03-2012 06:05 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kebella at 20-03-2012 06:07 PM (11 years ago)
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not my bizness

Posted: at 20-03-2012 06:07 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Simon-Zeletus at 20-03-2012 06:07 PM (11 years ago)
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Carry go your papa land
Posted: at 20-03-2012 06:07 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- interpo77 at 20-03-2012 06:10 PM (11 years ago)
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one needs to go to those urban area where the oil is been plunged,too tartered and abandond,
   those communities needs more than enough,they deserved more than just that amount, though the militant must act with sentidumbre and fight their rights with consciene and uprightness
Posted: at 20-03-2012 06:10 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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