Buhari appoints 209 board Chairmen[FULL LIST OF NAMES]

Buhari appoints 209 board Chairmen[FULL LIST OF NAMES]

But presidential spokesperson Mallam Garba Shehu has downplayed the controversy, calling it a storm in a tea cup.

"There is nothing scandalous or extraordinary about what has happened", he said.

According to Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Government of the Federation, more appointments will still be made. The statement was accompanied by a list of the appointed persons. "To answer this, the president constituted a committee under the vice president to review and reflect the interest of the governors".

A list of over 1,460 people was released Friday evening but careful scrutiny by the media revealed duplications and names of deceased persons and others who were not in the ruling party.

"The president's trips for medical attention slowed down completion of the process", he said.

Fani-Kayode had recently alleged that President Buhari was suffering from dementia, but feels that the health issue may have worsened, after names of three dead men were among the list of the new appointments released by the Federal Government on Friday. Among them was Senator Francis Okpozo.

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Senator Francis Okpozo who died in December 2016, was appointed the new chairman of the Nigerian Press Council.

Buhari, had in the message said he "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".

Chief Donald Ugbaja, appointed a member of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), died on the 29th of November, 2017.

Also, the President appointed Rev Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. He was a member of the Board if Trustees of the All Progressives Congress.

"The Investment and Securities Act (ISA) 2007 which gives the Commission its current powers also made a provision for the appointment of a nine (9) member Board to be headed by a Chairman".

Part of Osinbajo's mandate was to meet all the stakeholders, including the Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Chairman Abdulaziz Yari, APC Governors Forum Chairman Rochas Okorocha and representatives of the governors in each of the six geopolitical zones.

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