Buhari suspends Dokubo as coordinator of amnesty programme

The Presidency has announced the suspension of the coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, Charles Dokubo.
to a statement issued on Friday by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of Mr Dokubo following numerous allegations and petitions.

A caretaker committee would be set up to run the programme, the statement said.

Mr Dokubo, a professor of strategic studies from Rivers State, was appointed in 2018 to lead the amnesty programme in the Nigeria’s troubled Niger Delta after his predecessor, Paul Boroh, was sacked over corruption allegations.

The statement read, “Following numerous allegations and petitions surrounding the Presidential Amnesty Programme, the National Security Adviser (NSA) set up a Caretaker Committee to look into the activities of the programme, on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Part of the Committee’s task is to ensure that allocated resources are properly utilized in consonance with government’s objective of alleviating problems in the Niger Delta region and stamping out corruption in the Amnesty Programme.

“Consequently, the NSA recommend to Mr President that the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo be suspended, a recommendation that has been approved and which takes immediate effect.

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