New Amnesty Boss Appointed From The Old Military Bloc

Following the agitation by MEND that amnesty related issues be resolved swiftly, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Brigadier General Paul T. Boroh (Rtd), as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.Mr. Boroh, appointment commences with immediate effect, and he will take up the responsibilities of Kingsley Kuku the former Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta who also doubled as Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said.

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, Mr. Adesina said in a statement.