President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the coordinator of the presidential amnesty committee Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd).
According to a statement by the presidential media aide Femi Adesina, Boroh was sacked due to what the president described as ‘allegations of financial impropriety inimical to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.’
He has been since been replaced by the Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo.
The president in the statement said; ““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”, it read.
“He replaces Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd).
“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.
The statement also says the president has ordered a full scale 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.
According to the statement, the National Security Advise NSA has been ordered to take charge of the investigation.
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