Peter Obi, Atiku, the Labour Party, and the PDP respond, “We Are Not Fools,” as Tinubu gives the opposition’s governor a slot for board appointments.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), and other opposition governors were given the opportunity to suggest candidates for board positions by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, but the LP and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, refused the offer.

It was reported that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, revealed at a meeting of the forum that Tinubu requested the governors to recommend qualified individuals to serve on the boards and parastatals of Federal Government agencies that were abolished last month.

Up to 2,000 vacant board positions are expected to be filled by new candidates after Tinubu dissolved the boards of more than 153 agencies, organizations, institutions, and government-owned companies.

Notable agencies include the North-East Development Commission with 12 vacant board seats; the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, with seven seats on the Board; Joint Admissions and Matriculation Committee, seven; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, 21; Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, 12; National Universities Commission, 21 and Transmission Commission of Nigeria, 14; National Health Insurance Agency,12

Others are the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, 7; Nigerian Meteorological Agency, seven; Nigerian College of Aviation Technology,8; Nigerian Police Trust Fund, 8; Nigerian Agency for Natural Medicines Development,10; Federal Institute for Industrial Research, 11 and National Center for Technology Management, 11; amongst others.




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