Nigeria’s Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has been ongoing for the last ten years. The implementation of the PAP has generated significant interest within Nigeria’s policy community as the programme facilitates a ‘fragile peace’ that allows for the unhindered production of oil in the region. Despite its long duration, amnestied ex-militants continue to depend on monthly stipends they receive from the programme for their livelihood. This goes contrary to the original goals of the programme to facilitate the reintegration of ex-militants within a period of five years. There is urgent need for reform of the PAP. Yet, it is not clear what direction the Nigerian government will take to reform the programme without a relapse of violence in the region. This policy brief analyses ex-militants’ view of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and offer recommendations on how to reform the programme in ways that will lead to sustainable peace in the Niger Delta.
What The MILITANTS SAY
POLICY BRIEFING NOTE OUTCOMES OF THE PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME (PAP) IN OIL RICH NIGER DELTA