President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate suspension of the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo.
special Adviser on media and publicity to the President, Femi Adsina said in a statement that the action followed “numerous allegations and petitions surrounding the Coordinator”.
He said the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major Gen Monguno (rtd) 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” the statement read.