Buhari appoints 3 dead people as Board members, Chairman[DETAILS]

Buhari appoints 3 dead people as Board members, Chairman[DETAILS]

Buhari appoints 3 dead people as Board members, Chairman[DETAILS]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, under some ministries, and also the appointment of "eminently qualified Nigerians" to fill the board positions, numbering 209 chairmen and 1,258 members. Francis Okposo, as Chairman of the Press Council. Rev Utov, the proprietor of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko who passed away on March 17, 2017.

Admitting that the country went through a lot of social and economic challenges in 2017, Ajimobi, however, assured that the novel programmes and policies of the Federal Government would bring the needed succour to the people in 2018. "But Okpozo, a Senator in the Second Republic, died on December 16, 2016".

But it was discovered that in the list were some dead persons and this has generated mixed reactions, with some lambasting the Presidency for the error.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the history of the list, saying that it was prepared before President Muhammadu Buhari took ill and was released by the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha without any adjustment.

According to him, "no human undertaking can be free of mistakes", maintaining that "there is no scandal" involved in the appointments.

"The names were compiled by the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and forwarded to SGF".

The statement added: "As a stalwart of the APC in the South-South, President Buhari believes that the party greatly benefited from the octogenarian's charismatic leadership and wealth of experience as a politician".

Mr Shehu explained that the names of the deceased persons on the list came about because it was compiled by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir David Lawal.

Ms. Ezekwesili, in a series of tweets on her verified Twitter handle, expressed disappointment at the presidency for releasing such list as well as defending the errors contained in the list.

"The report was disputed by state governors who said they were not carried along or the list was not representative enough".

"The list has a history which explains the controversy around it".

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