ABUJA/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday relieved Brigadier General Paul Boroh (rtd) as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the former Niger Delta militants.
President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina also approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.
Meantime, the President has 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 allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The new Amnesty Programme boss, Prof Dokubo who hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State, is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.
Some of the ex-agitators had protested at Opokuma Junction axis of East –West Road and Igbogene gateway, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, alleging that the programme had been hijacked by northerners, lacked consultation, non performance and diversion of funds meant for the implementation of the programme by officials.