BUHARI SACKS CHARLES DOKUBO AS COORDINATOR OF AMNESTY PROGRAMME, NAMES INTERIM ADMINISTRATOR
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Prof. Charles Dokubo as the Coordinator of Amnesty Programme.
He has also approved the appointment of Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd.) as the interim administrator of the programme with effect from August 21, 2020
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement, titled ‘President Buhari appoints Col. Dikio (retd.) Interim Amnesty Programme administrator, disengages Prof. Dokubo as coordinator’ made available to newsmen on Thursday, Augsut 27.
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Buhari had, in February, suspended Dokubo over fraud allegations.
His suspension then was based on a recommendation of a panel chaired by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd.).
According to the statement, It states that Prof. Dokubo had been directed to hand over all official matters to the most senior officer of the Programme.
The statement read, “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.
“Prof. Dokubo has been directed to hand over all official matters to the most senior officer of the Programme.
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“President Buhari appreciated the services of Prof. Dokubo to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best in his future endeavours.”