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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 global anticorruption obligations and commitments".
Senator Francis Okpozo who died in December 2016, was appointed the new chairman of the Nigerian Press Council.
REV Father Chris Utov, who passed on at 62, in March 2017, is one of those President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed on his appointments into boards federal agencies.
Another ally of Atiku that made it into the list is Bashir Ibrahim Ibrahim is factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM was appointed member of the board of Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority. He added that President Buhari directed the recently appointed SGF to release the list during "this holiday period".
In a statement today by SERAP deputy director Timothy Adewale the organization said, "Appointing at least 8 dead people as board members would seem to suggest that the 1,467 appointments approved by Buhari were unscreened for competence, merit, equity, aptitude and conflicts of interest".
Besides, how would an 82-year-old Chair the Nigerian Press Council?
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