Buhari fires Boroh, appoints Dokubo as Niger Delta amnesty coordinator

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked his Special Adviser on Niger Delta, Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), who had been coordinating the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, for repentant militants in the oil-rich region.

In addition to his sack, Buhari directed the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, 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 PAP.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, which added that the President has approved the appointment of Prof. Charles Quaker Dokubo in Boroh’s place.

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.

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.”

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