By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari 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), according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Presidency spokesman, Femi Adesina.
The statement noted that 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.
Adesina also said in the statement that the President had ordered the probe of allegations of financial impropriety in the ptogramme.
“Meanwhile, the President directs 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,” Adesina said.