Amnesty coordinator, Boroh, fired

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday fired the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. For Former Niger Delta Militants, Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.).

The coordinator had been under intense criticism over alleged financial issues and even met with Buhari on Friday at the Presidential Villa.

He had accused unnamed interests keen on sustaining alleged corruption at the agency as being behind his travails.

The presidency has also instituted a probe into financial dealings at the agency since 2015.

Boroh was immediately replaced with a senior research fellow at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Prof. Charles Quaker Dokubo.

In tweets on Tuesday, it said: “President @MBuhari 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 Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.”