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Breaking: Buhari sacks Amnesty Coordinator, Dokubo over fraud



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Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Meanwhile, Buhari has approved Col. Milland Dikio (rtd) as the interim administrator of the programme.

In a statement on Thursday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, it said, Dokubo’s sack followed the recommendation of the panel’s report.

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The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari appoints Col. Dikio (retd.) Interim Amnesty Programme administrator, disengages Prof. Dokubo as coordinator.’

Dokubo has been battling with fraud allegations and was suspended from office sometimes in February this year.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had said in a statement said the Monguno panel had looked into the “numerous allegations and petitions surrounding the Presidential Amnesty Programme” and came to the conclusion that Dokubo should be suspended. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In Dokubo’s place then, a caretaker committee was appointed by Buhari to review the programme by bringing its operations in line with the objective of the scheme.

The statement further directed Dokubo to hand over government properties and official matters to the most senior officer of the programme.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (retd.) as Interim Administrator (Amnesty Programme) with effect from August 21, 2020.

“This followed the President’s approval of the disengagement of Prof. Charles Dokubo from office as the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme with immediate effect


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