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Boroh remains Amnesty boss, sack news fake



Boroh remains Amnesty boss, sack news fake

Contrary to the fake news being circulated, General Paul Boroh remains the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, his office said today.

The confirmation was made in a statement by Owei Lakemfa, head of media and communications, to debunk rumours being spread by some online news platforms that he had been sacked and a successor appointed.

Lakemfa described the rumours as mischievous and said it is false.

Here is the full statement:

“The attention of the Presidential Amnesty Office has been drawn to rumours that its Coordinator, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) who is also the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta has been relieved of his duties. There is no iota of truth in these rumours as General Boroh remains at his duty posts carrying out the duties and tasks assigned him by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR who appointed him.

The mischievous rumours are calculated to distract General Boroh and divert the attention of the Presidential Amnesty Office from its mandate of sustainably reintegrating the Beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme, enhancing human capital development, building and ensuring peace in the Niger Delta to allow for investment and the development of the Region.

Indeed the Presidential Amnesty Office under General Boroh in collaboration with other strategic partners and government agencies has been so proactive and efficient that it has through constant dialogue and interaction with the major stakeholders, youths leaders and elders in the Niger Delta been able to stem the tide of oil installation vandalism in the Niger Delta. On occasions when there were threats of vandalism or resumption of militant activities, General Boroh relocated to the Niger Delta on peace building efforts and to assuage feelings, calm frayed nerves and push for dialogue.

The Presidential Amnesty Office once again reiterates that the Programme is an interventionist security project which should not be politicized. We need not emphasize that the well being of the country’s economy rests on oil production and everything possible must be done to ensure we meet our production target. This precisely is what the rumour mongers do not Desire, hence their vicious campaigns against the Programme and its Coordinator.

General Boroh appreciates all those who expressed concern about the misleading rumours and assures all that he remains committed to his assignment, he is not distracted by the rumours or the campaigns of calumny by detractors and influence peddlers.”


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