NLNG Corporate Caring banner FirstGem 3rd anniversay lecture Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Ijaws express willingness to work with Dokubo to achieve objectives of Amnesty Programme

By News Express on 11/05/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 320

•Amnesty Programme Coordinator, Prof. Dokubo
•Amnesty Programme Coordinator, Prof. Dokubo

The Presidential Amnesty Programme has dismissed as mischievous and self-serving, a post on the social media by factional President of the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC), Mr. Oweilaemi Pereotubo, claiming that the Ijaw nation had passed a vote of no confidence on the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo.

On the contrary, the Presidential Amnesty Office said on Friday that highly respected and influential leaders of the Ijaw nation have expressed their willingness to assist Dokubo in refocusing the Amnesty Programme to its original mandate for the sustenance of peace and development of the Niger Delta region.

Mr. Murphy Ganagana, Special Assistant (Media) to Prof. Dokubo, said in a statement that the IYC factional president’s comments on a social media platform made a few hours after an appeal for a meeting of the Amnesty Programme boss with a select group of Niger Delta stakeholders to be rescheduled for a later date, “was tempestuous, malicious, mischievous”.

He noted that “as a true and patriotic leader of the Izon ethnic nationality, Prof. Dokubo is deeply rooted in the pains, challenges and aspirations of the Niger Delta people and committed to rewriting the sad narrative of the region.”

The statement read in part: “In his quest to ensure that the Presidential Amnesty Programme is moved to the Next Level in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate, Prof. Charles Dokubo has held several consultative meetings with leaders of ex-Niger Delta agitators, beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme and other critical stakeholders.

“In furtherance of this effort, he had scheduled a meeting with a select group of Niger Delta stakeholders for Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Wellington Hotel in Warri, Delta State.

“Unfortunately, due to exigencies of his duties, his trip was aborted barely an hour to the scheduled time for the meeting and he promptly dispatched a management staff to the venue of the meeting to tender his unreserved apologies to invited guests who he holds in high esteem for his failure to be with them.

“After explaining Prof. Dokubo’s unavoidable absence and tendering his apologies, a few top flight Niger Delta stakeholders made brief remarks which were capped by a highly respected leader, Elder T. K Ogoriba, who expressed the desire and willingness of critical stakeholders to assist Dokubo in moving the Amnesty Programme forward.

“It is pertinent to state that at no time was a vote of no confidence passed on Prof. Dokubo by the Ijaw nation before, during or after the recent congregation in Warri, and the IYC factional president, Oweilaemi Pereotubo who was in attendance didn’t make a comment while the session lasted.

“Therefore, for Pereotubo to leave at the end of a session where no decision was taken, and circulate a post purporting to have emanated from the Ijaw nation on a social media platform is the height of mischief, a display of shallow-mindedness and an unprovoked, unwarranted assault on the office and person of Prof. Dokubo.

“As a factional president of the IYC, Pereotubo cannot claim to be speaking for members of his faction; he certainly is not speaking for the larger membership of the IYC Worldwide, but may have only spoken for himself. If he wasn’t speaking for himself, he should state where and when the leadership of the Ijaw nation met and passed a vote of no confidence on Prof. Dokubo, and his source of mandate to make such an unreasonable, provocative and inciting public comment.

“The allegation by Mr. Pereotubo that Prof. Dokubo has been undermining leaders of the Ijaw nation as a result of his ties with National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno, is a dangerous and wicked lie calculated at inciting the people of Niger Delta and creating gullies of bad blood in the cordial relationship between the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, and the NSA, a highly respected, disciplined and incorruptible military officer with impeccable and enviable records in a career that spanned over three decades.

 “Let me emphasise that since Prof. Charles Dokubo assumed office in March 2018, no beneficiary of the Amnesty Programme entitled to payment of monthly stipends has been denied his/her financial entitlement. In fact, he has ensured consistent and prompt payment of stipends up to date.

“He has performed excellently, especially in the area of building and commissioning of vocational training centres, job placement for already trained delegates and other areas which earned him a formal commendation by the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC). The Bishops Council of the Niger Delta also recognised his efforts by conferring two awards on him.

“An erudite Professor of international repute, Dokubo in his humility, had never assumed possession of monopoly of knowledge. At several fora, he had solicited advice and support, which some well-meaning Niger Delta leaders have obliged him.”

Source News Express

Posted 11/05/2019 05:08:13 AM





You may also like...
Nigerian Air Force to start oxygen production

Investors stranded as MMM Nigeria disappoints

Ethiopia crash black boxes probed in France, families...

EFCC goes after Ladoja

I am not plotting Mark’s impeachment —Saraki

2 varsity students remanded in prison custody for...

South-East groups lambast Army over alleged invasion of...

How Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities made him people’s choice...

Delta APC crisis: Emerhor withdraws case against Omo-Agege,...

BREAKING: Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London

Students uncover VCs’ multi-million naira secret assets •Write...

Reps want petrol sold at N70 per litre...


Latest News BREAKING: Robbers attack commercial bank in Ekiti, blows up entrance with dynamite Rotary Club laments high rate of STIs, unsafe abortions, unwanted pregnancy Kogi, Bayelsa Polls: HURIWA berates Police for compromising citizens’ security •Wants media blackout for DSS Youth strategic to the Nigerian Project — Dare Child Protection Network enjoins children to shun bullying, cultism in schools Lawyer shot dead in court APC NEC meeting: Protesters demand Oshiomhole’s immediate sack Justice Nwosu-Iheme: How ‘Uniformed Policemen’ abducted me, killed my orderly in Benin City Rivers serial killer makes U-Turn, denies being guilty Sanusi floors Ganduje as court dissolves other Kano emirate councils Gunmen attack commissioner, kill driver Judge stops proceedings as Maina bleeds in court during trial


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (564,403 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (453,082 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (402,384 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (336,890 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (304,402 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (283,100 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (259,359 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (257,614 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (239,133 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (225,568 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,909 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,566 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (110) Business & Economy (4,580) Business Verdict (87) Columnists (1,147) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (708) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (68) International (4,228) Interview (212) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (490) News (54,231) Opinion (1,424) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,786) Religion (1,122) Sports (2,230) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera