Wednesday, 14 March 2018

More Details On Why Buhari Sacked Niger Delta Amnesty Coordinator Brig Paul Boroh

More facts are emerging over the sack of the coordinator of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.

It was learnt this was due to several petitions against him on allged misappropriation of funds meant for the programme.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday sacked the Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.). 

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also named Prof. Charles Dokubo as his replacement.

In addition to his sack, 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.

The statement read, “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.). “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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