Niger Delta Nigeria

Breaking: Buhari fires Amnesty Coordinator, appoints Prof. C. Q. Dokubo in stead

Breaking: Buhari fires Amnesty Coordinator, appoints Prof. C. Q. Dokubo in stead

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants, and approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo in his stead.

This is contained in a statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

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In addition to the firing, Buhari also directed the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date.

The President said the investigation should focus on allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the programme.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants. He replaces Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.).

“Meanwhile, the President directs the National Security Adviser to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date, especially allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme,” the statement read.

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TheNewsGuru reports Prof. Dokubo is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.

 

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