Buhari Orders Full Investigation Into Activities of Amnesty Programme
President Muhammadu Buhari has disengaged Brig. General Paul Boroh as the coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme and approved the appointment of Professor Charles Dokubo as his replacement.
The information was contained in a statement that was released by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Tuesday.
The President also directed the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Munguno to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme which should particularly cover the allegations of “financial impropriety from 2015 to date.
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.
“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.”’
Boroh was appointed by President Buhari in July 2015 as special adviser on Niger Delta and head of the Amnesty Programme.