Following the dissolution of boards of agencies by the President in June 2023, an ad hoc committee has been established by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, to evaluate potential candidates for these board appointments.
This ad hoc committee is currently co-chaired by former Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and former Jigawa State Governor Abubakar Badaru. These two former governors are collaborating closely to facilitate a prompt compilation of names, aiming to ensure a swift commencement of new board members in alignment with the “renewed hope” agenda.
A message obtained from the SGF’s office indicated that Akume held discussions with Bagudu and Badaru in his office in Abuja on Friday. However, the precise timeline for the submission of the final list of names remains unclear.
The statement from the SGF’s office outlined President Tinubu’s announcement of the dissolution of boards for Federal Government parastatals, agencies, institutions, and government-owned companies, which was carried out through the office of the SGF. A notable aspect of the dissolution was the exemption of 14 agencies listed in the third schedule, Part 1, Section 153 (i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
President Tinubu’s decision to dissolve the governing boards of these entities was made based on constitutional powers and public interest. During this transition period without constituted boards, the Chief Executive Officers of these parastatals, agencies, institutions, and government-owned companies are directed to direct matters requiring board attention to the President through the Permanent Secretaries of their respective supervisory Ministries and Offices.
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