Buhari Sacks Head Of Niger Delta Amnesty Program


President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) of his appointment as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.

In his place, he has approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo.

According to a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Tuesday, the President has also directed 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.

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.

Boroh who was at the presidential villa, Abuja last Friday, told State House correspondents that some people who called for his sack wanted business as usual.

Boroh said: “I want to let you know that what is happening in the Amnesty Programme is no more business as usual that is the bottom line of all that is happening.

“The programme actually is a security programme that has to do with critical stakeholders who drive the process in the programme.

“I’m only there to supervise what they are doing so that we can achieve the aim for which the programme was established, to ensure youth restiveness is not allowed and ensure peace and stability of the Niger Delta region.”

Boroh was appointed as Special Adviser and Coordinator for the programme in July 2015.