President Muhammadu Buhari Yesterday Approved The Sacking Of Governing Boards Of Federal Parastatals, Agencies And Institutions.
Tony Ailemen, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the sacking of Governing Boards of Federal Parastatals, Agencies and Institutions of the Federal Government.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said the dissolution of the Boards takes effect from yesterday July 16, 2015.
The statement has equally directed the Chief Executive Officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their supervising ministries, until they are reconstituted.
The statement however noted that the dissolution does not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but covers administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the now dissolved boards.
In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari also yesterday terminated the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The termination of Mr. Akpobolokemi’s appointment, according to a statement by Mr Adesina is with immediate effect. He was directed to hand over the management of NIMASA and all government property in his possession to the most senior officer in the agency who will remain in charge until a new Director-General is appointed.