President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.
This was contained in the statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Professor Dokubo replaces Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) who was relieved of his duties this afternoon.
Prof Dokubo before his appointment was the Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.
Meanwhile, in a statement earlier issued today by the presidential spokesman, Buhari ordered the National Security Adviser (NSA) to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date.
The president also directed that allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme should also be vetted.