A non partisan and pressure group known for the growth and developmental advancement of the Isoko nation of Delta state, South-South, Nigeria, the Isoko Monitoring Group, (IMG), has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari, over the recent sack of his Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Paul Tarela Boroh.
In press statement signed by Omamoke Eribo, Secretary of IMG, and made available to newsmen in Warri, noted that although the sack of Mr. Boroh came a little too late, but was something of big joy and jubilation to the people of Isoko oil rich nation.
While recalling what it described as great pain the sacked Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme caused the peace loving people of Isoko nation, the group said, “Gen. Boroh vehemently refused to allow the Isoko people take part in the non-violent phase of the programme and on several occasions, all efforts made by the Isoko people to meet with Gen. Boroh were rebuffed.”
The group called on the Federal Government to immediately put in place a probe panel to investigate all the allegations of corruption leveled against the immediate past coordinator of the amnesty programme and if found wanting, he should be made to face the music.
According to IMG, “Boroh was not broad minded enough to handle the portfolio rather he carried on as if the Niger Delta is Ijaw and Ijaw is Niger Delta and other ethnic groups do not exist. Boroh, was a disappointment and a monumental failure as far as the programme was concerned. And this goes to show that no man remains in power forever.”
The group however used the medium to congratulate the newly appointed Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Charles Quaker Dokubo, and called on him to as a matter of urgency and importance ensure the immediate inclusion of Isoko youths in the non-violent phase of the amnesty program, adding that should Dokubo fails to do the needful that is expected of him, then he should be prepared to receive the prayers of Isoko Septuagenarian and Octogenarian women that prayed for Boroh and was fired.
It would be recalled that Tuesday last week, Mr. Paul Boroh was fired by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the former Niger Delta militants.
President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina also approved the appointment of Charles Quaker Dokubo, a Professor as the new Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.
The President directed the National Security Adviser (NSA) to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date, especially allegations of financial impropriety and other acts allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The new Amnesty Programme boss, Dokubo who hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers State, is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.