President Buhari under fire for appointing 3 dead people, naming himself Chairman of NASENI
President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack from Nigerians for appointing three dead people in his largest appointments since he assumed office in 2015.
Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals, under some Ministries to fill the Board positions, numbering 209 Chairmen and 1258 members.
President Buhari, who is already Nigeria’s minister of petroleum, also appointed himself Chairman of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure.
Among the list of 209 Chairmen was late Senator Francis Okpozo who according to the list, will be the Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council.
The Second Republic Senator died in Benin City, the Edo State capital after a brief illness on December 26th 2016 at the age of 81years.
The President had released a statement on December 28, 2016 mourning the deceased Senator.
The Senator was buried on February 17th this year.
Also on the list is late retired Deputy Inspector General of Police and elder statesman, Donald Ugbaja.
The late Ugbaja was appointed member of Consumer Protection Council. His name is the third on the list of the council whose chairman is Emeka Nwakpa.
Also, the President appointed Rev Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.
Rev Utov, the proprietor of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, passed away on March 17, 2017.
Below are reactions of Nigerians:
This just made my day..— 👑 Ugℓу Nαke∂ Gυу 🇳🇬 (@t_riumphant) December 30, 2017
President Buhari is smoking and he needs to change his dealer..
Your MCM the president of Nigeria appointed a dead man as chairman of Nigeria Press Council, a year after his death..
Nice play tho, the press has been attacking him too much recently.. pic.twitter.com/wM9QB4Lv6V
While President Buhari & his people have appointed dead people 😰 I’m going through the list now & I noticed this same Buhari, our Presido and MINISTER OF PETROLEUM 😰 is to become Chairman for National agency for SCIENCE & ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE 🙆🏼♀️ who did we offend? pic.twitter.com/DrEmRRwVt0— Elsie Godwin (@ELSiEiSY) December 30, 2017
Buhari Appoints The Dead Late Senator He Mourned In 2016 To National Press Council Board.— Senator Austine Chimdum (@Austine_Chimdum) December 30, 2017
Sen Francis Okpozo Who Died December 2016 was appointed by President Buhari As The New Chairman The Nigerian Press Council.
What a country! pic.twitter.com/S4WdJEUiFr
Twitter: Sebi we warned you, you should have voted GEJ— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) December 30, 2017
Ngozi: GEJ's admin is responsible for Nigeria's present situation.
Twitter: Thank you madam for saying the truth, now we know Buhari will fix Nigeria.
BREAKING NEWS: President Buhari appoints DEAD MEN as board chairmen..😢 pic.twitter.com/nPw7pul4E1
I wonder how President Buhari (and his people) will address this “Appointing dead people” thing. Will they for the first time take responsibility for their mistake and apologize? Will they ignore it? Will they assume we’re all idiots and give a stupid excuse? We watch.— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) December 30, 2017
Either Buhari didn't vet the suitability of his own appointees or he didn't make the relevant appointments himself. Any way you slice the appointment of deceased persons, President Buhari is grossly incompetent.— AYO SOGUNRO (@ayosogunro) December 30, 2017
And this is the least worrisome of this govt's misadventures.