Presidency Set To Announce Board Members Of Parastatals And Agencies

By Ikenga Chronicles December 28, 2016

Presidency Set To Announce Board Members Of Parastatals And Agencies

The Presidency has on Tuesday, December 27 disclosed that President Muhamamdu Buhari would in early 2017 announce the appointments of board members into the Federal Government’s parastatals and agencies.

Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, gave the assurance in an interactive session with State House correspondents in Abuja.

This came amidst the delay in the appointments of members of the boards and agencies by the Buhari-led administration.

“You know that the reconstitution began methodically, from sector by sector. You should expect that to resume at the beginning of the new year.”

“The president has given directions on what to do” he said.

On the agricultural programmes of the Federal Government, the Presidential aide said that the President’s persistent calls for a return to farming were yielding good results.

“The talk about agriculture has driven people to the farm. This year, there is a huge boom in the rural economy.”

Recall that the power tussle among APC leaders in the states had been responsible for the delay in the appointments into boards of federal agencies and parastatals.

A reliable source had said the SGF’s committee is faced with challenges from key leaders from different states, who were quarreling over the list of 50 names expected to be forwarded for consideration from the 36 states.

The source said the situation, which affected at least 27 states, including Kano, Imo and Enugu, had led to the submission of three or four different lists from one state.

Already, names of 1,850 party members in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have been submitted for consideration as members of boards of agencies, parastatals and commissions of the Federal Government.

Also, the same tussle also affected the party’s inability to constitute its Board of Trustee(BoT)and elect its chairman because of the fallout of the leadership crisis in the National Assembly.

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