A coalition of ex-agitators has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (rtd) as Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Programme.
Kingsley Muturu, Chairman, Amnesty Phase II, Delta Chapter, in a statement on Sunday, described Dikio’s emergence as a right step.
He advised the new coordinator to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors so as to distinguish himself in the discharge of his duties.
Muturu advised Dikio to bring experience garnered during his service in the military to bear on his new assignment.
“Col. Dikio should see this as a call to serve and avoid the obvious mistakes of his predecessors. His predecessors’ shipwreck should be his ship mark,” he said.
Muturu told him to avoid the pitfalls, distractions and the lucre of office and concentrate on delivering on the programme mandate.
His listed areas of immediate focus as confidence building and scholarship scheme.
“In the last six months, students, both on local and foreign scholarships have not been paid; we plead with him that as a matter of urgency, this should be tackled.”
Dikio’s appointment followed the suspension of Prof. Charles Dokubo on allegations of fraud and mismanagement.