Three former Niger Delta militants have graduated with first class degrees from universities in the United Kingdom.
The Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom on Friday, July 29, 2016, hosted the former militants, who were sponsored by the Nigerian government under the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.
Nicholas Goodness and Terubein Fawei graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with first class honours in public relations, telecommunication, and networking engineering respectively, while Lucky Azibanagein graduated with first class in mechanical engineering and Robotic system from the University of Liverpool.
Apart from the three that bagged first class degree, 18 other students in various UK universities from different disciplines also graduated with second class upper division.
Paul Boroh, coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, congratulated the ex-militants and reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensuring the sustenance of the amnesty programme.
“President Buhari is ever ready to implement the blueprint upon which the amnesty programme was established. The era of impunity and phoney contracts are gone for good,” Boroh said.
Mr. Boroh urged other militants, including the Niger Delta Avengers, to sheathe their swords and embrace education.
Below is the full list of graduates under the amnesty programme.