President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday, approved the appointment of Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (retd.) as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.
According to the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, Brig. Boroh, whose appointment takes immediate effect, is to take over the responsibilities of the former Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta 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.
Under the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, Boroh was on September 24, 2010, moved from Army Headquarters (AHQ) Department of Administration to Jaji as the new Commandant, Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre.