Fani-Kayode Knocks Buhari for appointing dead Senator as Press council Chair

Fani-Kayode Knocks Buhari for appointing dead Senator as Press council Chair

He was appointed as a board member of the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta.

The announcement of the chairmanship and membership of the Boards was made by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Also, the President appointed Rev Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. Mr. Utov, the proprietor of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, died on March 17.

The Presidency has said there is nothing "scandalous or extraordinary" about the board appointments list that included the names of some dead persons, stressing the list is a historical one.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has congratulated members of the party in the state that were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as heads and members of boards of federal parastatals and commissions.

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"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. Nigeria has ratified the convention".

Besides, how would an 82-year-old Chair the Nigerian Press Council?

"It should be the practice of this government to make board appointments on the basis of ability, and not because of political influence or connection", it said.

"The appointments take immediate effect and Honourable Ministers are advised to inaugurate the boards after letters of appointment have been issued". "It would ultimately bring about higher effectiveness and improved government legitimacy". Similarly, Article 7, paragraph 1, requires the government to establish and strengthen systems for board appointments based on the principles of transparency, efficiency, and objective criteria such as merit, equity, and aptitude.

The President also "hopes that all who mourn Senator Okpozo will carry forward his legacy of unwavering dedication to the unity of Nigeria, even as the nation would fondly remember his contributions to peace, development and justice in the Niger Delta". He died in November but was listed by President Buhari as one of the members of the Consumer Protection Council.

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