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Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

President Buhari Approves 1258 Board Members, See Complete List

President Buhari Approves 1258 Board Members, See Complete List

In his New Year message, which was signed by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, Ajimobi admitted that the country experienced social and economic challenges in 2017, stressing however that the various programmes and policies of the Federal Government would bring the needed succour to the people in 2018. PREMIUM TIMES reported some of the controversies surrounding the appointments such as the inclusion of dead persons and the duplication of same names on different boards.

In a statement today by SERAP deputy director, Timothy Adewale, the organization said, "Appointing at least eight dead people as board members would seem to suggest that the 1,467 appointments approved by Buhari were unscreened for competence, merit, equity, aptitude and conflicts of interest". Chief Ugbaja, a former DIG of the Nigerian Police, died on November 29, 2017.

On the occasion of the 2018 New Year, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast tomorrow, January 1, 2018 at 7am. "It would create a lack of trust and confidence among the general public". "Nigeria has ratified the convention".

Mustapha also stressed that the appointment was to take immediate effect and urged ministers supervising the concerned agencies and parastatals to immediately inaugurate the boards as soon as the appointees received their appointment letters.

"They are eminently qualified to serve on the boards appointed".

One also finds it hard to accept that the government with its array of staff similarly could not cross-check the list to remove the names of persons who died subsequently after the list was compiled.

"The President's trips for medical attention slowed down completion of the process and the current SGF was only directed to complete that process by releasing the list which he apparently did without altering it".

President Buhari had on 16 July, 2015 dissolved the governing boards of numerous federal parastatals, agencies and institutions.

"Some "mistakes" are simply indefensible".

Below are reactions of other Nigerians to the presidency's goof.

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