President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday [Jul 28] approved the appointment of Brig.-Gen. P.T. Boroh (retd.) as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.
The appointment was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Adesina said Boroh, whose appointment takes immediate effect, would take over the responsibilities of the former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, who also doubled as Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.
“The appointment of a new Coordinator for the Amnesty Programme is expected to lead to the speedy resolution of recent hitches in its implementation such as the non-payment of outstanding allowances to ex-militants,” the presidential spokesman said.