Why Buhari sacked Boroh as amnesty coordinator: Presidency
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked Paul Boroh, his special adviser on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president has also ordered Babagana Monguno, a retired major general and the national security adviser, to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date.
The president, the statement explained, said the investigation should focus on allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the programme.
Buhari named Charles Dokubo as his replacement.
The statement reads, “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.
“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.”