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President Tinubu offers appointments to NNPP, LP, PDP governors

President Bola Tinubu has reserved some appointments in the governing boards of agencies, parastatals, institutions and government-owned companies for members of the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party, Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party.

Kwara State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq announced this at a meeting of the forum in Abuja on Tuesday.

Abdulrazaq said the President asked the governors to nominate competent persons to serve on the boards and parastatals of Federal Government agencies which were dissolved last month.

Tinubu dissolved the boards last month, which left no fewer than 2,000 vacant positions expected to be occupied by new nominees.

Among the agencies are the North-East Development Commission with 12 vacant board slots, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission with seven board seats; Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, seven; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, 21.

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Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, 12; National Universities Commission, 21 and Transmission Commission of Nigeria, 14; National Health Insurance Authority,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 Natural Medicine Development Agency,10; Federal Institute of Industrial Research, 11 and National Centre for Technology Management, 11 among others.

A communique issued at the end of the NGF meeting on Wednesday, partly read, “Members (of NGF) resolved to commend the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President, Bola Tinubu for showing leadership by extending the opportunity to governors across party lines, by asking them to nominate competent people from their fold for appointment into boards of parastatals.”

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Shortly after his victory at the presidential poll, Tinubu promised to run an inclusive government that will thrust Nigeria into greatness.

Tinubu, speaking as the president-elect in March, said he was seeking a better country not just for himself and his supporters but for all Nigerian people regardless of their political affiliations.

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“There shall be young people. Women shall be prominent. Whether your faith leads you to pray in a church or mosque will not determine your place in government. Character and competence will.”

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