This is the full statement from the Federal Government of Nigeria on appointment of Federal Board members and chairmen.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTS GOVERNING BOARDS FOR PARASTATALS AND AGENCIES
The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has 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, numbering 209 Chairmen and 1258 members.
2. Mr. President considered the approval for the constitution of the Boards as well as the appointments, very necessary, so as to provide a proper Governance and oversight structure for Government Agencies and Parastatals. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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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Dead Board Member
This list will change as the Chairman of Nigeria Press Council was already dead before he was appointed. Now, it seems government does not interview these people before they are appointed.
A former member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, late Senator Francis Okpozo, was on Friday named among the 1,467 chairmen and members of the Federal Government Boards approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okpozo died on December 26, 2016, with Buhari issuing a statement of commiseration on December 27, 2016 [the quoted source used 2017 which I think is an error].
In the statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President commiserated with “the family and friends of the late senator, whose championing of social justice in the Niger Delta, during his long history of service to the people, endeared him to many”.
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