The Federal Government on Friday released names of new appointees of the governing boards for parastatals and agencies, consisting of 209 Chairmen and 1258 members.
According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, the appointment takes immediate effect.
“The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Force 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”
“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 effort aimed at building strong institutions of Governance, and by extension, improving the quality of Policy formulation and supervision.
The statement added: “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 be issued”
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