In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, August, 2020

Buhari Sacks Coordinator of Amnesty Programme, Appoints Interim Head

Buhari Sacks Coordinator of Amnesty Programme, Appoints Interim Head

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

 

Professor Charles Dokubo, the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

His alternative is Col. Milland Dikio (retd.), who will now be the interim administrator of the programme.

 

The President’s Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, introduced this in a press release made out there to journalists on Thursday.

 

The assertion was titled, ‘President Buhari appoints Col. Dikio (retd.) Interim Amnesty Programme administrator, disengages Prof. Dokubo as coordinator.’

 

Buhari had in February suspended Dokubo over fraud allegations.

 

His suspension then was primarily based on a suggestion of a panel chaired by the Nationwide Safety Adviser, Main Basic Babagana Monguno (retd.).

 

The Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had mentioned in a press release mentioned the Monguno panel had regarded into the “quite a few allegations and petitions surrounding the Presidential Amnesty Programme” and got here to the conclusion that Dokubo needs to be suspended.

 

In Dokubo’s place then, a caretaker committee was appointed by Buhari to overview the programme by bringing its operations in step with the target of the scheme.

 

Nonetheless, saying his sack on Thursday, Shehu mentioned Dokubo had been directed handy over all official issues to probably the most senior officer of the Programme.

 

The assertion learn, “President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (retd.) as Interim Administrator (Amnesty Programme) with impact from August 21, 2020.

“This adopted the President’s approval of the disengagement of Prof. Charles Dokubo from workplace because the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme with instant impact.

“Prof. Dokubo has been directed handy over all official issues to probably the most senior officer of the Programme.

“President Buhari appreciated the companies of Prof. Dokubo to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him one of the best in his future endeavours.”

 

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