Just In: Buhari Suspends Chairman Presidential Amnesty Programme


President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Professor Charles Dokubo, the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

Naija Mode reports that the suspension was made known in a statement on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Adesina stated that the suspension was based on the recommendation by the Caretaker Committee, which was set up by the National Security Adviser (NSA).

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The presidential spokesperson disclosed that Buhari also ordered that a Caretaker Committee be set up to review the programme and take over it’s running henceforth.

The statement reads: “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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