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Dokubo Inaugurates Monitoring, Evaluation Committee

Says, it’s the beginning of a new era
By Presidential Amnesty Programme

Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, on Wednesday inaugurated a Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (M & E), to assist him in putting the programme on the right track.

The 29-member committee comprising critical stakeholders and professionals in the Niger Delta is headed by a foremost environmental rights activist, Elder Timi Kaizer Ogoriba.

Prof Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme, (in blue) with the Amnesty office principal officers, arrived the venue of the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4thDecember.

Dokubo, while inaugurating the committee at the conference hall of Treasure Suites in Abuja, said it would give impetus and a new direction in his drive to refocus the Amnesty Programme to its original mandate.

“When I took over this office, there was no M & E committee. I was just swimming and looking for ways to run the programme. Initially, when I was searching, I brought all those who are elders in the region with a deep knowledge of the programme; those who have been here from the beginning of the programme. And after close interactions with them, I was reliably informed that there was a standing M and E committee, but it ceased to exist for whatever reasons. Some of those who were there are present here.

Prof Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme, and Elder Timi Kaiser Wilhelm Ogoriba leader of the committee the venue of the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4th December.

That was why I decided to reconstitute this committee to guide me through this mission so that we can have a better understanding of the programme and to have a better direction also. Because these are the people that I think from the beginning were part of the Amnesty Programme. Nobody has a monopoly of knowledge, and if we can learn from each other, especially from those who have been involved from the beginning of the programme, I think it will take this programme to a better height”.

R-L -Prof Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Andy Asuquo, Deputy Director Account, Mrs. Ubi Maureen Vincent, deputy director (admin) and Hassan Suleiman during the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4th December.

Prof Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme, at the center in blue addressing the new committee members at the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4th December.

Prof Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme, in handshake with Mrs. Rosebella Jackson member of committee at the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4thDecember.

Elder Timi Kaiser Wilhelm Ogoriba leader of the committee addressing the committee members during the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4thDecember.

The new members of committee in a group picture with Prof Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme,(C) and some of the Amnesty office principal officers at the venue of the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4thDecember.

L-R - Prof Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme, (in blue) Elder Timi Kaiser Wilhelm Ogoriba leader of the committee, Mrs. Rosebella Jackon and others at the venue of the inauguration of stakeholders monitoring and evaluation committee, held in Abuja, on Wednesday 4thDecember.