Three Dead People Among Buhari’s Latest 1467 Chairmanship Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the governing boards of agencies and parastatals.

The development was communicated in a statement released by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation.

However, three dead people, some who passed away over one year ago were part of the appointment.

Twitter users, who took time to scour the list as provided here, have discovered that three of the people appointed have long passed.

Senator Francis Okpozo, who passed away in December 16, 2016, was appointed the Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council.

Reverend Christopher Utov, who passed on in March 17, 2017, sits on the board of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Donald Ugbaja, who passed on on November 29, 2017, was also added to the board of the Consumer Protection Council.

According to Boss Mustapha, all the appointments take immediate effect, the ministers under whom the agencies fall, have been asked to constitute the boards immediately.

“Mr. President considered the approval for the constitution of the Boards as well as the appointments, very necessary, so as to provide a proper Governance and oversight structure for Government Agencies and Parastatals. Said Mustapha

“The constitution of the boards with the appointments, is a demonstration of this Government’s efforts aimed at building strong institutions of Governance, and by extension, improving the quality of Policy formulation and supervision”, he added.

How could they not know those who have passed on, is the whole process suppose to be a surprise to the appointees?


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