New head for amnesty programme as Buhari launches probe into ‘financial impropriety’

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of  Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.

A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said Dokubo replaces Paul Boroh, a retired Brigadier-General.

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Before his appointment, Dokubo was the 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.

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The statement also revealed that the President had directed 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.

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