President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Paul T. Boroh, a retired Brigadier General as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina on Tuesday disclosed that General Boroh, whose appointment takes immediate effect, is to take over the responsibilities of the former Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta who also doubled as Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme. “The appointment of a new Coordinator for the Amnesty Programme is expected to lead to the speedy resolution of recent hitches in its implementation such as the non-payment of outstanding allowances to ex-militants,’’ the presidency declared in the statement.
Former coordinator of the programme, Kingsley Kuku, it would be recalled, was summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week over allegation of massive looting of funds meant for the amnesty programme during the Goodluck Jonathan regime. But, Mr. Kuku declined EFCC’s request to report for questioning on July 28 on medical grounds, assuring that he will present himself for questioning on September 30.
By Olisemeka Obeche