President Muhammadu Buhari today approved the dissolution of 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 takes effect from today, Thursday, July 16, 2015.
Adesina added that 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.
He however added that while the dissolution does not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution, it extends to administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the now dissolved boards.
In a related development, president Buhari earlier today terminated the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, stated that 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,” the statement said.