Arewa Consultative Forum, Ezekwesili attack Buhari: Appointment of dead people

A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, have attacked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for including names of dead persons on the list of Nigerians recently appointed into various boards of Federal Government agencies.

While the ACF described the action as “embarrassing and a monumental mistake” Ezekwesili said the mistake was “indefensible.”

The National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Alhaji Muhammad Biu, told Punch that the inclusion of the dead persons’ names on the list “was an indication that the Presidency never carried out due diligence test before releasing the names to the public.”

Biu said, henceforth persons should be properly screened before their appointments could be made public.

The ACF scribed stated, “The recent appointments of persons into various boards of parastatals and agencies of the Federal Government by the Presidency, where names of dead persons appeared on the list as published by the media clearly shows that due diligence was not employed.

“The ACF therefore calls for proper screening of persons being considered for appointment into various departments and agencies of government in order to avoid such embarrassing incident.”

On her part, Ezekwesili, who made her position known in a series of tweets, said she was disappointed by the Presidency, which was defending the errors on the list.

She wrote, “Some “mistakes” are simply indefensible. Who is that defending that a significant # (2, 3 or 4? Which? ) of dead people are on an appointment list of the FG[email protected] that the President, @MBuhari signed off on? Haba. This is the height of what Feyi calls, “anyhowness.” #Tragic”

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