Why Buhari sacked Boroh as amnesty coordinator

Paul Boroh

Paul Boroh, former special adviser to the president on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty programme is being investigated for some improprieties

 

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari today, Tuesday, March 13, sacked Paul Boroh, a retired brigadier-general, his special adviser on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The president 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 said the investigation should focus on allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the programme.

In a statement by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on Media and Publicity, the president also named Charles Dokubo as his replacement.

The statement read: “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.”

– Mar. 13, 2018 @ 17:39 GMT |

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