Following the appointment of Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh as the Coordinator of the Niger Delta Ex-militants amnesty program, an Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, has written a letter hailing the president for moving quickly to resolve what may have turned out to be a full blown crisis.
Before his latest open letter of appreciation to the president, Clark had written one last week calling on Buhari to urgently appoint a new coordinator to replace Kingsley Kuku, the former one.
He said that some of the beneficiaries of the program were facing destitution either by being sent out of their training programs abroad or denied their allowances in Nigeria.
Shortly after that letter, Buhari appointed Boroh, something which Clark noted and appreciated in his latest open letter to the President.
Clark said that the speed with which Buhari responded showed that he was in tune with the developments on ground.
“The appointment was very timely, and has immediately lifted a threatening spectre of frustration, despondency and restiveness,” he said.
He said: “Being a principal participant in the long tortuous and dangerous process that led to the establishment of the Amnesty Programme and as a Father of the Region, I had, immediately upon hearing of gathering protesters, the cries of many Leaders of the area, written to Your Excellency a letter dated, July 23, 2015, to request the prompt appointment into the position, which you graciously announced yesterday.”