…many appointees to be dropped ahead of inauguration; see why

President Bola Tinubu has directed a total and comprehensive review of the recently announced governing boards of tertiary institutions in Nigeria before  the inauguration and retreat being planned for the nominees. 

The Federal Ministry of Education recently released names of nominees for chairmen, Pro-Chancellors, and members of the boards and councils of universities, Polytechnics, and colleges of education. It also announced that the inauguration and retreat for the nominees will take place on 31 May. 

However, public reactions showed that the nominations did not reflect the federal character of the country as some states got just one nomination, while some others got many.

According to a State House Press Statement endorsed by the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, the President, in directing a complete review of the list of the members of the governing councils, acknowledges the feedback across the country. 

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President Tinubu is committed to ensuring strict compliance with the principle of federal character as entrenched in the constitution. 

The review will also take into consideration national spread and ensure every part of the country is adequately represented.