Tuesday, September 27, 2022

President Buhari sacks key government official, announces replacement

Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (retired) has been removed as the boss of the Amnesty Office by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dikio was removed and his position was immediately replaced by the president on Thursday, September 15.

The Nation reports that President Buhari approved the appointment of Major General Barry Ndiomu (retired) as Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).

Femi Adesina, the special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity in a statement confirmed the appointment of Ndiomu as PAP’s interim administrator.

His words:

The appointee hails from Odoni in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, and was admitted to the Nigeria Defence Academy as part of 29th Regular Combatant Course.

“He was commissioned second Lieutenant in 1983. He had several command and staff appointment in the course of his successful military’s career. He retired in December 2017.

“Gen Ndiomu also trained as a lawyer, and is alumnus of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Havard Kennedy School and George C. Marshall Center for European Security studies, among others.”

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