FIVE hundred ex-militants are undergoing training in advanced farming as part of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The first batch graduated on Tuesday at the Bio-Resources Development Centre (BIODEC), Odi, Bayelsa State.
The Amnesty Office is about to acquire 100,000 hectares in the nine oil producing states for advanced agriculture.
The acquisition is a step in its integration phase under which beneficiaries will be empowered as part of a Strategic Exit Programme (STEP).
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the programme Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh said the programme would partner states and others to boost agriculture, ensure food security and engage beneficiaries.