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Buhari Reappoints Colonel Dikio As Amnesty Programme Boss



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Col. Milland D. Dikio (rtd) as Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

Naija News reports that the reappointment is for a tenure of one year.

Dikio’s reappointment was made known in a statement to newsmen on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Adesina noted that inspite of the challenges, Dikio has been able to command widespread respect amongst the various stakeholders in the Niger Delta.

Recall that President Buhari had approved the appointment of Dikio as Interim Administrator (Amnesty Programme) with effect from Aug. 21, 2020.

This followed Buhari’s sacking of Prof. Charles Dokubo from Office as the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has reportedly cancelled his planned visit to Daura, Katsina State.

Naija News understands that the President was expected to be in Daura, his home town, this weekend for a reportedly short rest.

However, reports emerging on Thursday (today) claimed that Buhari’s trip has been aborted for the fear of planned protest across the country in commemoration of the first anniversary of the nationwide #EndSARS protest.

A presidential source who reportedly spoke with SaharaReporters earlier said the president’s planned vacation was necessary due to his recent activities which are tasking.

“He’s departing for Daura this weekend for home rest. He just wants to go and rest. He will return next week,” the presidential source was quoted as saying on Wednesday, October 13.

However, the sources again on Thursday disclosed that the trip has been cancelled over the planned #EndSARS memorial protests on October 20, 2021.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.