- Retired Brig Gen Paul Boroh says he does not regret working with the government of President Buhari
- Boroh alleges that some corrupt people in the government of President Buhari influenced his sack
- He says his efforts in the Niger Delta are still being felt
Retired Brig Gen Paul Boroh, a former special adviser to the president on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PDP), says his sack was influenced by corrupt elements in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Boroh, who spoke on Sunday, April 15, in Abuja, most of those who influenced his sack wanted him to share the spoils of office among them.
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Daily Independent reports that Boroh said he had no regret working under the Buhari administration because his impact in the Niger Delta was felt and largely responsible for the relative peace currently being enjoyed in the region.
“When one is heading an intervention programme like the Presidential Amnesty Programme, you meet with the good, bad and ugly.
“Not everyone was happy about my modest achievements in office, a few days before I left office I was always re-echoing it that the Presidential Amnesty Programme was not a political programme where you share money to people, you know the president’s stance on corruption and this did not go down well with so many people who felt they were entitled to resources meant for the rehabilitation of ex agitators.
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“So those protesters you saw were the brainchild of our detractors. I was appointed to deliver and that was what I did during my time as coordinator of PAP,” Boroh, who was sacked on March 13, was quoted as saying.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), allegedly discovered $9 million cash at the residence of the sacked coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) retired Brig-Gen Paul Tarelah Boroh.
But Boroh denied this alleged report.
NAIJ.com also reports that a former security adviser to the government of Bayelsa state, Perekeme Kpodoh, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the sack of Brig-Gen Paul Boroh saying the removal would promote peace in the Niger Delta and the ongoing anti-corruption war.
Kpodoh said Boroh's removal from office remains the an answer to prayers by many indigenes concerned about the poor performance of the amnesty office and the rising threats to peace in the region.
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