President Muhmmadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Col. Millhand Dixon Dikio (Rtd) as Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).

The appointment, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, took effect from August 21, 2020.

The immediate past Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo, has been directed 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 in recognition of his leadership qualities

SOURCE: THE NATION