Jonathan inaugurates committee on Boko Haram today

President Goodluck Jonathan will today
inaugurate the committee to engage members
of Islamic sect, Boko Haram, at the Presidential
Villa in Abuja.

This comes as the President, yesterday,
appointed a new member, Barrister Aisha Wakil,
into the committee .

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said the inauguration would hold at 9:00a.m.

The statement read: “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 today has been
brought forward to 9a.m.
“President Jonathan has also approved the
inclusion of Barri- ster Aisha Wakil as a member
of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful
Resolution of Security Chall- enges in the North
which has been given the task of identifying and constructively engaging key leaders of Boko Haram, and devel- oping 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.”
Members of both committees were expected to
be seated by 08:30 a.m.

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