An advocacy group, the Niger Delta Youths Movement (NDYM) has reacted to the sack of the former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Program, Brigadier General Paul Boroh Rtd.
The group in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Comrade Ebitare Pere said they are not satisfied with the way Gen Boroh was sacked; siting what they described as “procedural loopholes” in the sack.
“There are a lot of procedural loopholes in the letter that purportedly sacked General Boroh, that we are tempted to believe President Buhari may not be aware of this sack.”
For instance we wonders why the purported sack letter was not signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation but a spokesman to the President. Since when did it become the duty of spokesmen to sign weighty state matters like this? ” they said
The Group questioned why the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) was instructed by the letter instead of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and it’s sister anti graft agencies to investigate Boroh”
“We would like to know when the NSA became an anti graft agency that investigates financial misappropriation in Nigeria?” NDYM queried.
The group also called on President Buhari to restrain the NSA to refrain from interfering in the management of the Amnesty office, and also urged him to concentrate on the North-East and Middle Belt where Boko Haram terrorists and Herdsmen are causing havoc on a daily basis.
The group also declared that “Boroh’s sack would jeopardize the peace process in the Niger Delta. “We are therefore giving the Federal Government till Monday to refute or correct its statement on the sack of Gen Paul Boroh by using the appropriate channel.”
The group also frowned at the request of the NSA for the handover to the New Amnesty Boss to be conducted in his office instead of the Amnesty office.