President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) as coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme and approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as his replacement. This was revealed today in a press statement by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina. The statement said:
“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.
“He replaces Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd).
“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 Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.
“Meanwhile, the President directs 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.”
It would be recalled that there have been persistent calls, of recent, for the removal of Brigadier Boroh.