The President, Bola Tinubu, has approved the immediate dissolution of the Governing Boards of all Federal Government parastatals, agencies, Institutions, and government-owned Companies.
In a statement released on Monday by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said boards commissions, and councils listed in the third schedule, part one section 153 (i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are excluded from the president’s directive.
The PUNCH reports that the Nigeria Judicial Council, Code of Conduct Bureau; Council of State; Federal Character Commission; Federal Civil Service Commission; Independent National Electoral Commission; National Population Commission; Police Service Commission; and Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission are part of the agencies excluded from the directive.
“In view of this development and until such a time new boards are constituted, the Chief Executive Officers of the Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned Companies are directed to refer matters requiring the attention of their Boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their respective supervisory Ministries and Offices,” the statement added.
Bassey also said Permanent Secretaries had been instructed to direct all correspondence to the president since last Friday.
He said, “Permanent Secretaries are directed, also, to route such correspondences to Mr President through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Consequently, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies are to ensure compliance with the provision of this directive which took effect from Friday, June 16, 2023.
“Permanent Secretaries are particularly directed to inform the Chief Executive Officers of the affected Agencies under the supervision of their respective Ministries/Offices for immediate compliance.”