400 Cultists Embrace Amnesty In Ahoada
Chairman of Ahoada East local government area in Rivers State, Hon. Ben Eke has disclosed plans by the council to reactivate the moribund Ahoada industrial park, and other infrastructure in the area.
Eke who disclosed this to newsmen, during the documentations of over 400 repentant cultists at the Police Headquarters in Port Harcourt expressed delight that peace has returned in the two local governments of Ahoada East and Ahoada West as a result of the change of heart by the youths.
The chairman stated that the council has mapped out plans to build cottage industries at the Ahoada industrial park, as a way of providing gainful employment to the repentant youths and others in the local government.
He disclosed his administration’s plans to build a trailer park that can accommodate over 200 vehicles in the local government, adding that plans are also at advance stage to construct a football stadium to provide recreation facilities for the youths of the area.
According to the chairman, the local government has in the last one year employed many youths and other indigenes of the area into the Sanitation Team of the council.
He explained that Ahoada East remains the only local government in the state that has consistently paid bursary allowances to students of the area; emphasizing that his administration will not give council funds to anybody for doing nothing.
He urged the repentant youths to ensure they remain bound by the tenets of the documents they have signed with the Nigerian Police, adding that any of them who return to crime will bear the consequences.
He also explained that exercise was to their personal data comply with the directives of Governor Nyesom Wike for the youths to submit themselves and data to the state police command as a proof of their genuine repentance from cult activities.
The Vortex reporter who witnessed the event said over 400 youths from Ahoada West and Ahoada East accompanied by the Hon. Ben Eke and Hon. Hope Ikiriko of Ahoada West and top Traditional Rulers were at the state police headquarters after visiting the state governor at the Government House in Port Harcourt.