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Buhari sacks Boroh, appoints Professor Dokubo Amnesty Programme boss

Buhari sacks Boroh, appoints Professor Dokubo Amnesty Programme boss

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.

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.

Meanwhile, the President directs the National Security Adviser (NSA) 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 new Amnesty Programme boss, Prof Dokubo who hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State, is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.

Recall that Boroh who doubled as a Senior Adviser to the President on Niger Delta had last week while fielding questions from the State House correspondents on the recent call for his sack by people from his region said that those calling for his sack were those who were no longer benefiting from the system to the detriment of those the Programme was meant for.

Some of the ex-agitators had protested at Opokuma Junction axis of East –West Road and Igbogene gateway, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, alleging that the programme had been hijacked by northerners, lacked consultation, non performance and diversion of funds meant for the implementation of the programme by officials.

 

 

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