Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

Buhari suspends Amnesty Programme Coordinator following corruption allegations

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Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo, who is reportedly in London, has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, Mr. Dokubo was suspended following petitions and allegations of corruption.

The statement by Adesina 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.”

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