Buhari must withdraw appointments that include 8 dead persons – SERAP


President Muhammadu Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw without further delay the list of appointments to the boards of agencies and parastatals in order to remove a clear and recognizable danger to the integrity of these bodies, and allow the civil service systems to carry out the appointments, in strict conformity with established rules and Nigeria’s international anti-corruption obligations and commitments.

Buhari had on Friday approved the constitution of the governing boards of agencies and parastatals, appointing 209 chairmen and 1,258 members to fill the board positions.

However, it has been discovered that at least 8 members on the list have since passed away.

Among others, Buhari appointed Rev. Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. Rev Utov,…

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