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Buhari Dissolves Boards, Sacks NIMASA Boss

patrick-akpobolokemi-450x270President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the Governing Boards of Federal Parastatals, Agencies and Institutions.

According to a statement by President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the dissolution is with effect from today, July 16, 2015.

Until the boards are reconstituted, 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.

While the dissolution does not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it covers administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the now dissolved boards.

In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The termination of Mr. Akpobolokemi’s appointment takes immediate effect.

He is to hand over the management of NIMASA and all government property in his possession to the most senior officer in the agency who will remain in charge until a new Director-General is appointed.

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