NIGERIA: President Buhari Appoints 3 Dead Persons as Federal Board Members
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the governing boards of agencies and parastatals. He has also appointed 209 chairmen and 1258 members to fill the board positions among whom were 3 dead persons.
The appointments were communicated in a statement released by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation.
Buhari appointed Rev. Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. Rev Utov, the proprietor of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko passed away on March 17, 2017.
The president also appointed Chief Donald Ugbaja as a Member of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC). Chief Ugbaja, a former DIG of the Nigerian Police, died on November 29, 2017.
The third man Senator Francis Okpozo, was appointed as Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council. But Okpozo, a Senator in the Second Republic, died on December 16, 2016. President Buhari issued a statement mourning his death.
This development has attracted reactions from Nigerians on the Socia Media.
Buhari Appoints The Dead Late Senator He Mourned In 2016 To National Press Council Board.
Sen Francis Okpozo Who Died December 2016 was appointed by President Buhari As The New Chairman The Nigerian Press Council.
What a country! pic.twitter.com/S4WdJEUiFr
— Austine Canice Chimdum Jr. (@Austine_Chimdum) December 30, 2017
Reviewed appointment list for 3 years and then come up with three dead people. People should be dropping their resignation in Aso Rock as we speak. Buhari should be getting ready to leave too. A man that appoints dead people is who they exonerating from causing recession.
— Tech bro 😀 (@kcnaija) December 30, 2017