Buhari suspends Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, that the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, be suspended from office immediately.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Friday.
Adesina said the suspension followed numerous allegations and petitions surrounding the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
He said already the NSA had been directed to set up a Caretaker Committee to look into the activities of the programme.
According to him, part of the Committee’s task is to ensure that allocated resources are properly utilised in consonance with government’s objective of alleviating problems in the Niger Delta region and stamping out corruption in the Amnesty Programme.
The statement said: “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.”