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Former Niger Delta militants storm NASS

By Abisola Olasupo
19 December 2018   |   3:51 pm
A group of former Niger Delta militants have stormed the National Assembly to demand payment of their allowances and the reinstatement of the coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Paul Boroh. The former militants said the protest was also to draw the attention of the President Muhammadu Buhari to the alleged mismanagement of the programme. Boroh was…

A group of former Niger Delta militants have stormed the National Assembly to demand payment of their allowances and the reinstatement of the coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Paul Boroh.

The former militants said the protest was also to draw the attention of the President Muhammadu Buhari to the alleged mismanagement of the programme.

Boroh was sacked in March by President Muhammadu Buhari and was replaced by Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo, a director of research and studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

At the time of his appointment, he was charged with the speedy resolution of hitches in the implementation of the amnesty programme, such as the non-payment of outstanding allowances to ex-militants.

Allegations of corruption and ineptitude have always dogged the Amnesty programme and this was speculated as one of the reasons he was relieved of his appointment.