A non partisan pressure group known for the growth and advancement of the Isoko nation of Delta state, the Isoko Monitoring Group (IMG), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent sack of his special adviser on Niger Delta and coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, Paul Tarela Boroh.
In press statement signed by Omamoke Eribo, Secretary of IMG, and made available to journalists in Warri, the group noted that although the sack of Mr. Boroh came a little too late, it was something of big joy and jubilation to the people of Isoko oil rich nation.
While recalling what it described as great pain the sacked coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme caused the peace loving people of Isoko nation, the group said: “Gen. Boroh vehemently refused to allow the Isoko people take part in the non-violent phase of the programme and on several occasions, all efforts made by the Isoko people to meet with Gen. Boroh were rebuffed.”
The group called on the federal government to immediately put in place a probe panel to investigate all the allegations of corruption leveled against the immediate past coordinator of the amnesty programme and if found wanting, he should be made to face the music.
According to IMG: “Boroh was not broad minded enough to handle the portfolio rather he carried on as if the Niger Delta is Ijaw and Ijaw is Niger Delta and other ethnic groups do not exist. Boroh was a disappointment and a monumental failure as far as the programme was concerned. And this goes to show that no man remains in power forever.”
The group, however, used the medium to congratulate the newly appointed Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Charles Quaker Dokubo, and called on him to, as a matter of urgency and importance, ensure the immediate inclusion of Isoko youths in the non-violent phase of the amnesty programme, adding that should Dokubo fail to do the needful that is expected of him, then he should be prepared to receive the prayers of Isoko Septuagenarian and Octogenarian women that prayed for Boroh and was fired.