Dead Appointees: Buhari Orders Review Of Boards’ List

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Following the outrage that trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointment of dead people into the boards of Federal Government’s agencies, the President has ordered the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, to review the entire list.

The Presidency had released a list of 209 chairmen and 1,258 board members into the boards of federal agencies and corporations last Friday, with the names of five persons, said to be dead, on it.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed the President’s directive for a review of the entire list to The Punch on the telephone on Thursday.

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He said apart from the dead persons, those who have left the ruling All Progressives Congress but were included in the list would also be removed.

He said, “Yes, I can confirm to you that the process to replace the dead ones has started. We have listened to the concerns raised.

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“The dead persons on the list are Senator Francis Okpozo (Delta), Rev. Father Christopher Utau (Benue), DIG Donald Ugbaja (retd), Garba Attahiru (Kaduna) and Umar Dange (Sokoto)”.

“The entire list is being scrutinised all over again. They have gone very far and they will be reporting to the President very soon.

“Even after the list was published, one nominee died. They need to take a second look at the entire list.

“There were also complaints about some persons who had left the party but made the list. We are looking at those ones too with a view to replacing them.”

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