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Dead men: Ezekwesili, ACF fault FG on board appointments

Dead men: Ezekwesili, ACF fault FG on board appointments

- A former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili has spoken on the President Buhari's new board of appointment

- Three dead people made the President Buhari’s board appointments but which the government reportedly defended

- Ezekwesili declared that she was disappointed by the appointment

A former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili on Sunday, December 31, in a series of tweets, said she was disappointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government which was defending the errors on the list.

Ezekwesili said: ''Some “mistakes” are simply indefensible. Who is that defending that a significant # (2, 3 or 4? Which? ) of dead people are on an appointment list of the FG .@AsoRock that the President, @MBuhari signed off on? Haba. This is the height of what Feyi calls, “anyhowness.” #Tragic.’’

Also, the Arewa Consultative Forum on Sunday, December 31, descended on the government for including names of dead men on the list of Nigerians appointed into board of Federal Government agencies.

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The forum described the action as “embarrassing” and a monumental mistake.

The national publicity secretary of the ACF Alhaji Muhammad Biu said the inclusion of the dead men’s names on the list was an indication that the Presidency never carried out due diligence test before releasing the names to the public.

The ACF said that in order to avoid the current embarrassment being generated by the names, the government should have scrutinised the lists.

The forum noted that henceforth, persons should be properly screened before their appointments could be made public.

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The ACF said: ''The recent appointments of persons into various boards of parastatals and agencies of the Federal Government by the Presidency, where names of dead persons appeared on the list as published by the media clearly shows that due diligence was not employed.

“The ACF therefore calls for proper screening of persons being considered for appointment into various departments and agencies of government in order to avoid such embarrassing incident.''

Meanwhile, had reported that the president on Friday, December 29, approved the constitution of the governing boards of agencies and parastatals.

President Buhari also appointed 209 chairmen and 1258 members to fill the board positions.

The development was communicated in a statement released by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation.

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