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PAP At a Glance

Caretaker Committee Hands Over to Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), Interim Administrator

* Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua proclaimed a 60-day unconditional Amnesty for Niger Delta ex-agitators on June 25, 2009.

* The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) was established on July 11, 2009 to stabilize, consolidate and sustain the security and fast-track Niger Delta development.

* The disarmament and documentation process spanned a period of 60 days between August and October 2009.

* 20, 192 ex-agitators were disarmed and captured in the first phase of the Amnesty Programme.

* 6, 166 ex-agitators were disarmed in the second phase.

* 3, 642 ex-agitators were disarmed in the third phase of the Programme, lauded as the most successful disarmament exercise in the history of DDR in Africa: a mixture of United Nations model and home grown strategy.

* Recovered arms and ammunition including explosives, light and heavy weapons, were publicly destroyed at a designated site at Lokpanta, Enugu State, on May 25, 2011.

* A total of 30, 000 ex-agitators are captured in the Presidential Amnesty Programme Database.

* Nigeria lost over one million barrels of crude oil per day (bpd) estimated to be about N8.7 billion ($58 million) as at May 2009.

* At the height of militancy in the Niger Delta in January 2009, Nigeria’s crude oil production reduced from 2.2 million bpd to 700,000 bpd.

* The cut in oil production robbed Nigeria of over $20 billion by 2008 just as the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) lost over $2 billion in 2009.

* 822 women are captured in the Amnesty Programme.

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