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Jonathan appoints Wakil into amnesty committee

23 April 2013, 14:04

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the inclusion of Aisha Wakil, a lawyer, as a member of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the Northern part of the country.

This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.

The 26-member committee constituted on April 17 by the President is given the task of identifying and constructively engaging key leaders of Boko Haram.

It is also tasked among other things, with developing a workable framework for amnesty and disarmament of members of the group.

Abati said that the inauguration of the committee and the 17-member committee on the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons would hold on April 24 at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa.

According to him, members of both committees are expected to be seated by 8:30 a.m in readiness for the inauguration at 9 a.m.

Abati advised members of the committees who reside outside the FCT to arrive in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said that on arrival, they should contact Mrs Esther Gonda, the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, for further information and logistics support.

Abati said that they could also contact Gonda on +2348033094325.



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