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Paul Boroh, the new head of the amnesty programme

Are Buhari and Boroh like minds?

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a retired Brigadier-General, Paul Boroh, as coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in the Niger Delta.

Boroh spoke to newsmen today and described the programme as “mind bugging” and also said it was of “consign”.

Many Nigerians have indeed been bugging about the president’s closeness to retired military officers (the president is a retired general) and over-reliance on permanent secretaries, and wondering if military rule is slowly creeping back at snail’s pace.

The state of the 72 year old president’s mind has bugged many as well, as he has shown a propensity to fumble his way through interviews, with mispronunciations, mistakes, and even claiming his memory isn’t what it should be. Boroh seems to have borrowed a leaf from Buhari.

Boroh has some peace-keeping experience from his time in the army. So his mind shouldn’t be too “bugged” by the task ahead. But the possibility of signing away a lot of money meant for rehabilitating former Niger Delta militants must be a concern or even “consign” to all well-meaning Nigerians.

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