I’m Not Aware Of Presidential Approval To Dissolve Fed Govt Boards, Agencies – Director, OSGF

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The Director of Information, office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey has said he was unaware of any presidential approval for the dissolution of the boards of federal agencies and parastatals, THISDAY has reported.

He made the disclosure when the newspaper contacted him to confirm the news making the rounds that the presidency had given approval to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to dissolve the boards of federal agencies.

THISDAY further reports:

“The dissolution of the boards is expected to help President Bola Tinubu to shape the agenda of his own administration. Some senior civil servants who spoke to THISDAY last night, said that it would not be out of place for Tinubu to dissolve the boards of federal parastatals inherited from former President Muhammadu Buhari.

“They noted that his predecessor also carried out a similar cleansing exercise in 2015 when he aproved the dissolution of the governing boards of federal parastatals, agencies and institutions.

“Under Buhari‚Äôs instruction, the chief executive officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions were directed to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the president, through the Permanent Secretaries of their supervising ministries.

“Similarly, Buhari had also constituted the boards of the six aviation agencies less than 24 hours to the end of his administration after the agencies operated without boards for close to a decade, despite that their Acts make the constitution of boards mandatory.”

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