Monday, 18 June, 2018

President Buhari Approves 1258 Board Members, See Complete List

EXTRA Death toll rises to four on Buhari’s board appointees’ list Buhari appoints 3 dead people as Board members, Chairman[DETAILS]
Steve Townsend | 01 January, 2018, 00:53

A list of over 1,460 people was released Friday evening but careful scrutiny by local media portals revealed duplications and names of deceased persons and others who were not in the ruling party.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the New Year, urging them to keep hope alive on the ability of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to take the economy through a remarkable turnaround.

Similarly, a former minister of education and leader of Bring Back Our Girls movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed her reaction to the controversial board appointments.

According to the organisation, "Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies".

In the statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President commiserated with "the family and friends of the late senator, whose championing of social justice in the Niger Delta, during his long history of service to the people, endeared him to many".

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Mr Ugbaja, who was appointed by the President as a member of the Consumer Protection Council, died on November 29, 2017.

As the hours ticked away however, it became clear that some of the appointees would be in no position to receive their appointment letters in person and would definitely never be able to carry out the assigned task as they had passed on, even if the letters may be received by the administrators of their estates.

Okpozo died on December 26, 2016, with Buhari issuing a statement of commiseration on December 27, 2017. It was later discovered that there were six dead persons before SERAP's Sunday claim that no less than eight dead persons were included in the list.

The presidency on Saturday tried to explain the inclusion of the dead persons, saying the list was compiled in 2015.

Shehu further explained that the president only made a decision to revisit the matter recently and therefore directed the new SGF to release the list.

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