Nigeria opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar would continue Niger Delta amnesty programme - policy advisor
ABUJA, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Nigeria's main opposition
presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar would continue the
country's Niger Delta amnesty programme, a policy advisor told
Reuters on Thursday.
The controversial programme gives stipends to former
militants in the oil-rich Delta region. Incumbent President
Muhammadu Buhari sought to overhaul the programme early in his
tenure, triggering a renewed series of attacks on oil
facilities, but later continued with the existing arrangement.
(Reporting by Paul Carsten;
Additional reporting by Tife Owolabi in Yenagoa)
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