Inspiring confidence in government
By Donu Kogbara
COLONEL Milland Dixon Dikio (voluntarily retired) is a seasoned professional. He has been exposed to a multinational education. He has held command, diplomatic, staff and teaching appointments. He was decorated with ECOMOG, OAU and UN Peacekeeping medals.
His impressive conflict resolution, counter-terrorism and general military credentials were honed during numerous field engagements and policy advisory stints in Nigeria, in Africa and Beyond. For example, he played a critical role during negotiations with insurgents in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone that set the stage for the signing of peace accords in those countries.
Character and conduct
Dikio was, therefore, eminently qualified to run the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, which was established in 2009 by the late President Yar’Adua to manage the disarming, demobilisation and reintegration of repentant Niger Delta militants; and I’ve heard…