Buhari's aide speaks on alleged appointment of dead person into board

Buhari's aide speaks on alleged appointment of dead person into board

- Lauretta Onochie has reacted to the media reports claiming President Buhari appointed a dead man into the FCC board

- Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru who was nominated by Buhari to serve on the board had reportedly died in February

- Onochie, however, clarified that Okwuru was very much alive when he was nominated, adding that he passed away while waiting for the Senate's confirmation

Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's aide on social media, has reacted to the media reports claiming the president appointed a dead person to the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).

A report by The Sun newspaper had stated that President Buhari appointed a dead person into the board the FCC.

According to the newspaper, the dead man appointed to the board is Chief Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru, the member-nominee for Ebonyi state.

The man reportedly died on February 27, 2020.

Legit.ng gathers that the dead man is listed as number 12 in the president’s letter to the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan.

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Reacting to the report, Onochie insisted President Buhari did not appoint a dead man to serve in the FCC board.

She explained that Okwuru was alive when President Buhari appointed him to serve in the board.

Her words: "Hon Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru was very much alive when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him as the Ebonyi State Member in the Federal Character Commission.

"He even came to update his CV, in readiness for the appointment after the Senate screening.

"When he sadly passed away while waiting for the screening by the Senate, that information was not communicated to the Federal Government.

"His remains are not yet buried. May his soul rest in peace."

Below is a list of those newly appointed by the president:

  1. Muheeba Dankaka, chairperson
  2. Henry Ogbulogo
  3. Salihu Bella
  4. Obonganwan Dorah Ebong
  5. lbeabuchi Uche
  6. Mohammad Tijjani
  7. Tonya G. Okio
  8. Silas Mfa Madkpah
  9. Abba Ali Monguno
  10. Nsor Atamgba
  11. Alims Agoda
  12. Tobias Chukwuemeka
  13. lmuetinyan Festus,
  14. Sesan Fatoba
  15. Ginika Florence Tor
  16. Hamza Mohammad
  17. Diogu Uche
  18. Lawan Ya’u Roni
  19. Hadlza Usman Muazu
  20. Muhammad Awwal Na’lya
  21. Lawal Garba
  22. Abubakar Atiku Bunu
  23. Idris Bello
  24. Daniel James Kola
  25. Are Bolaji
  26. Nasir Kwarra
  27. Suleiman Barau Said
  28. Abiodun Akinlade
  29. Olufemi Lawrence Omosanya
  30. Adeoye Abdulrazak Olalekan
  31. Adeniyi Olowofela
  32. Stephen A Jings
  33. Wokocha Augustine
  34. Abdullahi Aminu Tafida
  35. Armaya’u Dauda Abubakar
  36. Jibril Maigari
  37. Saul Garba
  38. Adamu Muhammad Sidi-Ali

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate resolved to give accelerated approval to President Buhari’s request to raise a fresh loan of N850 billion from the domestic capital market to fund projects in the 2020 budget.

President Buhari's request was contained in a presidential memo read by the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 28.

After the letter was read, the lawmakers gave accelerated approval to the president’s request to raise the loan.

The upper chamber also mandated it’s Finance and Appropriation Committees to liaise with the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, to obtain more details of the loan request.

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