How controversies, missing funds derailed amnesty programme for militants

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), which was established on Thursday, July 11, 2009, as an offer of unconditional amnesty for ex-Niger Delta militants through a proclamation by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua on June 25, 2009, had no doubt brought peace to the oil rich Niger Delta region and boosted the nation’s oil gains.