Professor Charles Dokubo has distanced himself from Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubo.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme today clarified that Ms. Hilda Dokubo is neither his relative nor a staff of the Presidential Amnesty Office.
Here is a statement he personally signed in his office today:
“I have deemed it extremely important to clarify that since I assumed office as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, I have not hired any person. In particular, I have not hired Hilda Dokubo in any capacity at the Amnesty Office and I don’t intend doing so. It is also not true that she is my relative. We are not even from the same Local Government Area.”
“The Amnesty Programme is a classical Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Programme. All DDR programmmes are fluid and the only way you deepen and improve DDR programmes globally is through sharing experiences and lessons learnt. Hilda Dokubo has come to me to share her experiences while executing certain reintegration assignments given to her by past Coordinators of the Amnesty Programme.
“In the same regard, so many other persons who have been involved in the Programme since inception have also been coming to brief me and I have even visited those I deemed important to learn a few things from. I really do not know why people now go about saying Hilda Dokubo is my staff or relative”.