Buhari Moves to Reposition Amnesty Programme, Appoints Dikio Interim Administrator


In a bid to reposition the Amnesty Programme, President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday approved the appointment of Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd) as Interim Administrator with effect from August 21.

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


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Dokubo has been directed to hand over all official matters to the most senior officer of the Programme.

Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, appreciated the services of Dokubo to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best in his future endeavours.

It would be recalled that the President had suspended Dokubo in February based on the recommendation of a caretaker committee set up to look into allegations and petitions against him.

The committee was asked to ensure that allocated resources are properly utilised in consonance with government’s objective of alleviating problems in the Niger Delta region.


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Buhari, besides, directed that the caretaker committee review the programme and oversee it.

Dokubo succeeded Paul Boroh, who was removed by the President in 2018, following allegations of corruption.

Idowu Sowunmi