Niger Delta Amnesty Programme coordinator denies allegations of fraud

Boroh also debunked claims that there was no money to fund the education of Niger Delta students studying abroad, adding that their fees have been fully paid by the Federal Government.

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Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has denied reports in some publications that he mismanaged the agency funds.

There were reports in the media saying Boroh spent N48bn in five months.

Boroh who is also the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, said “ The main claim by the publications that the new administration awarded contracts worth about N48 billion in just five months is false.”

Shedding more light on the allegation that he spent N75.3m to purchase six operational vehicles, the PAP coordinator said the correct amount spent was N69.3m.

He also debunked claims that there was no money to fund the education of Niger Delta students studying abroad, adding that their fees have been fully paid by the Federal Government.

“They said that I ordered students in universities in the UK, US, Canada, UAE, Russia, the Philippines, Belarus and elsewhere abroad, to return back to Nigeria, it is completely false,” Boroh said.

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Vanguard reports that he described the allegation as malicious, adding that the agency spent only N12.953b between September and December 2015.

The amnesty programme was announced by the Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on the 25th of June, 2009.

The late President’s announcement subsequently led to the creation of the Presidential Amnesty Office (PAO).

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