President Jonathan postpones Amnesty Committee, appoints new member

By Reuben Abati
The inauguration by President Goodluck Jonathan of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North and the Committee on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons originally scheduled for 10 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 has been brought forward to 9 AM.

President Jonathan has also approved the inclusion of Barrister Aisha Wakil as a member of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North which has been given the task of identifying and constructively engaging key leaders of Boko Haram, and developing a workable framework for amnesty and disarmament of members of the group.

As earlier announced, the inauguration of both committees will take place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. All members of both committees are expected to be seated by 08:30 AM in readiness for the prompt commencement of the inauguration at 09:00 AM.

Members of the committees who reside outside the Federal Capital Territory are advised to arrive in Abuja today ahead of tomorrow’s inauguration.

On arrival in Abuja, they may contact Mrs. Esther Gonda, Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for further information and logistics support.

Mrs. Gonda can be reached on +2348033094325.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 23, 2013

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