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Buhari suspends Amnesty Boss Dokubo, Confirms Oyo-ita As Head Of Civil Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo.

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According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the suspension came following the numerous allegations and petitions surrounding Mr Dokubo.


Read the statement below:
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.
Consequently, the NSA recommend to Mr President that the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo be suspended, a recommendation that has been approved and which takes immediate effect.


The President has also directed that the Caretaker Committee set up to review the program should oversee the running of the programme henceforth, with a view to ensuring that government objectives are achieved.



Meanwhile, Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .), has appointed Dr Folasade Yemi- Esan as the substantive Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with effect from Friday, February 28.


Her appointment followed the President ’s approval of the retirement of Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo- Ita from the Federal Civil Service with effect from Thursday , February 27.


A statement from the Permanent Secretary , Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle , said the retirement of Oyo- Ita was without prejudice to the ongoing investigations of certain allegations against her.

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