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10 Things to Know about Dr. Dennis Otuaro, the New Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme

High Chief Dr. Dennis Otuaro PhD, the newly appointed Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, stepped into his role on Thursday, March 14, 2024, following his appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. With a rich background in education, community engagement, and leadership, Dr. Otuaro brings a wealth of experience to his new position.

Here are 10 things to know about the man entrusted with overseeing this crucial program in the Niger Delta region:

1. Education: Dr. Dennis Otuaro holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and Development Studies from the University of Benin, along with a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in International Relations, both from the same institution. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Political Science Education from Delta State University.

2. Professional Background: With over twenty years of management experience, Dr. Otuaro served as Special Adviser on Special Duties to the Managing Director/CEO of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) before his appointment as the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

3. Community Engagement: Dr. Otuaro is deeply committed to the betterment of the Niger Delta region and its people. As a critical stakeholder in the Niger Delta struggle, he has been actively involved in activities aimed at addressing the challenges faced by the region.

4. Leadership Experience: Throughout his career, Dr. Otuaro has demonstrated strong leadership skills, successfully negotiating political climates, initiating corporate strategies, and engaging with stakeholders at all levels to ensure effective system implementation.

5. Stakeholder Engagement: Dr. Otuaro has cultivated meaningful relationships with leaders at all levels, both within the government and across communities, to garner support for effective system implementation and infrastructure development.

6. Business Ventures: Dr. Otuaro is an entrepreneur with a vision for improving operational efficiency and profitability. He established Owelle Global Resources, a logistics and consultancy company, which has successfully executed projects across various sectors.

7. Social Impact: Dr. Otuaro’s dedication to service extends beyond his professional endeavors. He has been actively involved in developmental activism, serving on various committees and councils focused on addressing environmental and socio-economic challenges in the Niger Delta.

8. Chieftaincy Title: Recognized for his contributions to society, Dr. Otuaro was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ibe-Uyadonwei of Gbaramatu Kingdom at a young age. This title reflects his commitment to serving his people and making a positive impact. Grounded in strong family values, Dr. Otuaro attributes much of his success to the unwavering support of his wife, Mrs. Ebimoboere Otuaro, underscoring the importance of familial bonds in his personal and professional journey.

9. Advocacy: Dr. Otuaro is a vocal advocate for the Niger Delta region, highlighting the need for infrastructure development, environmental protection, and equitable resource allocation. He has consistently raised awareness of the challenges facing the region and advocated for solutions.

10. Vision for the Future: Dr. Otuaro’s dream for the Niger Delta region includes improved infrastructure, quality education, healthcare facilities, and economic opportunities. He remains steadfast in his commitment to realizing this vision and contributing to the region’s development.

By Jacob Brakere Abai

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