Following his untimely sack on Thursday, Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo President Muhammadu Buharih has approved the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (retd.), as the interim administrator of the programme.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari appoints Col. Dikio (retd.) Interim Amnesty Programme administrator, disengages Prof. Dokubo as coordinator.’
According to a statement, Dikio’s appointment took effect from August 21, 2020.
Buhari directed Professor Charles Dokubo to hand all official matters of the office over to the most senior officer of the programme.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd) as Interim Administrator (Amnesty Programme) with effect from August 21, 2020.
“This followed the President’s approval of the disengagement of Prof. Charles Quarker Dokubo from Office as the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme with immediate effect.
“Prof. Dokubo has been directed to hand over all official matters to the most senior officer of the Programme.
“President Buhari appreciated the services of Prof. Dokubo to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best in his future endeavours”, the statement said.
Dikio is from Mbiama in Ahoada West council area of Rivers State where he attended Baptist High School, Port Harcourt (1971-1975).
He was admitted into Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 21st Regular Combatant Course and was appointed the Academy Cadets Adjutant on recognition of his leadership qualities.