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Buhari appoints new Niger Delta Amnesty chief

29 July 2015, 14:05

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed P.T. Boroh, a retired brigadier general, as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.

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, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said.

Also read: Don't scrap amnesty programme, Yoruba youths beg Buhari

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, Adesina said in a statement.

The coordinator of the programme under the Jonathan administration was Kingsley Kuku.

Last week, Kuku was summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on allegation of massive looting of funds meant for the amnesty programme.

Kuku declined EFCC’s request to report for questioning on July 28 on medical grounds, assuring to do so September 30.

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