Why Buhari suspends Amnesty Programme Coordinator – Presidency

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The Presidency said the suspension of the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo, was as a result of series of allegations and petitions over the operations of the programme.

The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, said that the President has directed that a committee take over the operations of the amnesty Programme coordination.

The statement released by Femi Adesina read in part; “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 recommended 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.

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

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