Presidential Amnesty Programme Coordinator Suspended

President Mohammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo, as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

The suspension came after a Caretaker Committee setup by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, found the Coordinator guilty of the allegations and petitions surrounding the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, revealed that the the caretaker committee will take charge of overseeing the affairs of the programme with immediate effect.

“The committee is therefore tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the allocated resources for the programme 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.

“The President has also directed that the Caretaker Committee set up to review the program should oversee the running of the programme henceforth, with a view to ensuring that government objectives are achieved,” the statement concluded.

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