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PERSONALITY PROFILE – CHARLES QUAKER DOKUBO

By: Alex Umoru & Stella Ngozi Ariwodo

Charles Quaker Dokubo was born in Abonnema, Akuku Toru local government of Rivers State on the 23rd March 1952. His primary and secondary school education was in Abonnema. He proceeded to the United Kingdom, where he did his ‘A’ levels at Huddersfield Technical College in West Yorkshire. Dokubo obtained his BA in History and Politics at University of Teesside, Middlesbrough.

At the University of Bradford. He completed his Master’s Degree in Peace Studies, before continuing his doctoral degree in Nuclear Weapon Proliferation and its control. In 1985, he was awarded his doctoral degree in the same University of Bradford. He was later appointed a temporary lecturer in the department before proceeding to Nigeria in 1993. Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently a Research Professor at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Lagos. He has published extensively in his area of interest, and has authored and edited various scholarly books and journal articles amongst which are: Nigeria’s Security Interest in Africa, Nuclear Proliferation and the Probability of Nuclear War: the effectiveness of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Regime. His recent publication is the Defence Policy of Nigeria: Capability and Contest by Author house Publishers.

He is also currently the Ag. Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos. On March 2018 Professor Charles Dokubo was appointed Special Adviser and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme by President Muhammadu Buhari. It is pertinent to note that, after a few months in office as special adviser to the president on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Presidential amnesty programme, Prof Charles Dokubo has not only repositioned the agency, but has brought life, peace, security and economic development to Niger Delta region.

A man of few words but more actions who has excellent managerial ability and skills in the amnesty programme are visible in the education, vocational post training engagement and job placement initiatives as well as sustainable plans.

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