President Buhari dissolves federal boards, sacks NIMASA DG
Written by Taiwo Adediran on July 17, 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday dissolved the governing boards of all federal parastatals, agencies and institutions. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the dissolution took effect from Thursday.
Buhari also terminated the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. Adesina announced the sack in a statement made available to journalists. He however did not give reason for the termination of Akpobolokemi’s appointment, which he said took immediate effect. He said Akpobolokemi would hand over the management of NIMASA and all government property in his possession to the most senior officer in the agency, who would remain in charge until a new Director-General was appointed.
Adesina said until the boards are reconstituted, the Chief Executive Officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions are to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their supervising ministries.
He however said the dissolution did not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution but that the dissolution order covered administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the now dissolved boards.