Buhari appoints Rev Chris Utov, buried April 2017

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Buhari appointed him chairman of the board of the Nigerian Press Council.

Dr. Nabbs Imegwu, a former commissioner in Rivers State who died earlier this year, was appointed to the board of the National Orthopedic Hospitals while Comrade Ahmed Bunza from Kebbi State, an appointee to the Rubber Research Institute in Benin, had passed on in May 2017.

Late Senator Francis Okpozo, was on Friday named among the 1,467 chairmen and members of the Federal Government Boards approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Others are Garba Attahiru, a former chairman of Kaduna South Local Government who passed on previous year but was appointed on the board of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenegoa, and Umar Dange, a former secretary of APC elders committee in Sokoto, who was appointed to the board of FMC Ibute Meta. Mr. Utov, the proprietor of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, died on March 17.

One also finds it hard to accept that the government with its array of staff similarly could not cross-check the list to remove the names of persons who died subsequently after the list was compiled.

The statement added that "As a stalwart of the APC in the South-South, President Buhari believes that the party greatly benefited from the octogenarian's charismatic leadership and wealth of experience as a politician".

He said: "This list is a historical list".

Malam Garba Shehu, the President's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.

While Mr Shehu may be correct about the transient nature of life, it remains puzzling that the government put together a list in October 2016 that included the name of Attahiru who died as far back as May, 2016, five clear months before the list was supposedly compiled according to the presidential spokesman.

He particularly expressed sympathy with Nigerians on the pervading fuel scarcity, which, he said, spoilt the fun of the Yuletide for many people, assuring that it was a phase that would soon fizzle out.

"The list has a history which explains the controversy around it".

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