Buhari appoints 209 board chairmen, 1,258 board members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, December 29, approved the appointment of 209 chairmen and 1,258 members of the governing boards of agencies and parastatals.

This was contained in a press releases issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The release states that 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 efforts aimed at building strong institutions of Governance and by extension, improving the quality of policy formulation and supervision.

The statement further stated that 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 been issued.