The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh, has described the news of his sack as untrue.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Boroh was sighted performing his duties when a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent visited his office on Wednesday in Abuja.
Boroh said he was neither sacked nor suspended from office by President Mohammadu Buhari.
News of Boroh’s alleged dismissal had been making the round, especially on the social media and online news platforms.
He said: “This story about my suspension and even sack has been off and on in the media but the truth is that I have not been sacked and no one should disrupt the relative prevailing peace in the Niger Delta region with such fake news.
“What is happening is the handiwork of political enemies and those who do not want the region to be peaceful.
“The rumour they are peddling is just rubbish and unfounded.
“Under my watch, the programme, candid speaking, has helped greatly to stabilise the region.”
Boroh said the presidential amnesty programme had achieved great things because of the understanding between the various ministries and the ex-agitators, “particularly their leaders because I deal with them through their leaders”.
The Coordinator said all hands must be on deck for the current peace experienced in the Niger Delta region to be sustained.
He said constant engagements with the stakeholders and the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari in ensuring that the ex-agitators were well catered for is the key to the current ceasefire being experienced in the region.
Commenting on the need for the de-radicalization of the former agitators before reintegration, the amnesty boss said its one of the key components of the scheme.
Boroh, however, urged Niger Delta citizens to task themselves and take responsibilities of the region.
He said: “Every Niger Delta person in the nationhood of Nigeria is that of brotherhood. Henceforth, we must refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of our history.
“Rather, let’s embrace our heritage which defines our identities and values.”