Presidency Explains Inclusion of Dead Persons in Federal Boards

The Presidency on Saturday explained why there were names of dead persons on the list of newly appointed chairmen and members of board of government parastatals and agencies.

The list was released on Friday by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The Senior Special Assistant to the on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu said that the list was prepared before President Muhammadu Buhari took ill and was subsequently released by the SGF, Boss Mustapha without any alteration.

According to him, the President requested for the submission of 50 names each by the state chapters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2015 which were later complied by the National Secretariat of the party.

He also pointed out that the names were then submitted to the immediate past SGF, Babachir Lawal.

He said: “However, complaint arose from some governors who felt they were not carried along in the process. To answer this, the president constituted a committee under the vice president to review and reflect the interest of the governors.”

He said that action on the report submitted to the President by the committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was delayed because of President Buhari’s illness and his subsequent medical vacation abroad.

“The president’s trips for medical attention slowed down completion of the process,” he said.

According to him, the president only decided to revisit the matter recently and therefore directed the new SGF to release the list.

“The current SGF was only directed to complete that process by releasing the list which he apparently did without altering it,” he stated.

He said that the appearance of dead persons names on the list was a mistake which would be corrected.

The President had approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals, under some Ministries, as well as the appointment of eminently qualified Nigerians to fill the Board positions.

It is made up of 209 Chairmen and 1,258 members.

According to a statement issued by SGF, in Abuja on Friday said the President considered the approval for the constitution of the Boards as well as the appointments as they were “very necessary, so as to provide a proper Governance and oversight structure for Government Agencies and Parastatals.”

The statement added: “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.

“While these appointments represent a substantial number of hitherto pending board appointments, some more appointments are still being processed and will be released in due course.

“The appointments take immediate effect and Honourable Ministers are advised to inaugurate the boards after letters of appointment have been issued.”


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    True Life Story


    Enjoying my sleep in the evening around 8pm on saturday, na 10pm i dey take sleep before but since no food to chop i gat to sleep and put the groaning worm in my stomach at rest, i havent slept 30 minutes wen my phone rang, i check the caller na blessing.

    Me: baby whatsup

    blessing: i don tell you make you nor dey call me baby again, where you dey?

    me: i dey my house na where you expect make i dey before?

    blessing: your girlfriend house na.

    Me: i don tell you na only you be the girl wey i get.

    Blessing: na who be your girl, let my guy catch you, your own don finish be that, abeg i don buy that laptop come help me check am weda na better one and to configure am for me abeg.

    Me: abeg make am tommorow i dey tire and i wan sleep.

    Blessing: abeg na i nor fit watch film for inside self and i need to keep myself busy.

    Me: call your boyfriend na

    blessing: i don tell you my guy no dey leave here.

    Me: na who come dey sample u na?

    Blessing: sample what?

    Me: sorry nothing.

    Blessing: e better be nothing rotten mind, by the way i cook rice.

    Me: am on my way.

    Blessing na my coursemate for one polytechnic wey dey MCC aba, i don try chike the babe many times, but the babe dey form strong head for me, but since she want something from me then i must get something in return apart from the rice, we must balance the equation, afterall one great man say, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. There must be an opposite reaction today oh.

    ingredient nor dey dey her food but the food dey sweet well, she is dark in complexion not too tall, her behind not too big and not too small, her b----t is average also, as for me am fair, hairy and tall.

    I put on my clothes and took my phone and my earpiece why i head to her place, her house far small sha but i gat no choice, i must consume that rice oh, i check the time 8:45pm, everywhere is dark nobody dey road, e be say people quick enter house today oh, maybe na the wether cause sha,

    i was walking slowly enjoying the music booming from my earphone like tecno Boom J7 when someone flash light from behind, i removed the earpiece i heard a lady voice from my back calling my name “ozilla” i turn back i saw nobody, na who come call my name na, e be like say the hungry don dey make me hear different things, i pocket my phone and continue moving i fasten my footstep, half way to her place i heard the voice again, a slick tender voice from my back, “why are you moving fast” i look back again i saw nobody, oboy na which kind thing be this na, i run oh because this time i heard it clearly, i ran as fast as i can till i get to blessing house. i didnt hear her till i reach her house, she live in a fence house but no gate, her room was build separately beside the main building just like a store, one room.

    I knock on her door, she didnt answer, i knock again and i heard ” who is that”

    Me: idiot na me open the door.

    She open the door and i enter and i quickly closed the door.

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  4. This is really disheartening, millions of qualified vibrant youth are everywhere waiting for the opportunity while dead people are filling the political positions. Vissionless government

  5. This is really disheartening, millions of qualified vibrant youth are everywhere waiting for the opportunity while dead people are filling the political positions. Vissionless government


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