Buhari Picks Retired General To Head Amnesty Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Paul Boroh, a retired Major General, as the coordinator of the Niger Delta Amnesty programme.

Buhari’s decision was confirmed by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a brief statement on Monday.

Adesina, who said Boroh’s appointment was with immediate effect, added that the new helmsman of the program would take over the responsibilities of the former special adviser to erstwhile President Jonathan on Niger-Delta, Kingsley Kuku.



    Kuku during the last administration also served as the coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.

    Adesina noted that the appointment of a new coordinator for the programme is expected to lead to the speedy resolution of recent hitches in its implementation such as the non-payment of outstanding allowances to ex-militants.

    Prominent leaders in the Niger Delta region had in recent weeks expressed fears that the new government headed by a northerner would restrict the growth of the region especially as the region did not give him considerable votes at the last polls.

    But Buhari, at a recent parley at the Institute of Peace in the US, had restated his determination to spread developmental projects across the country irrespective of who voted or not for him.


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