Stella Dimoko Presidency Announces Massive Cleanup In Ministries And Agencies


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Presidency Announces Massive Cleanup In Ministries And Agencies

The presidency has revealed that it is “cleaning up” the list of board appointments in order to be satisfied that the appointees met the requirements of the Acts establishing agencies and parastatals.

It said this was the reason many of the 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members on the list of appointments released late last December had not been inaugurated.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, told Daily Trust that the clean-up exercise was being anchored by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha.

Shehu said the exercise became necessary in lieu of the outrage that trailed the inclusion of dead persons on the list of appointments.

According to the President’s spokeperson, the list in 11 ministries, departments and agencies, including those in the Office of the Vice President and the Office of the SGF has been cleaned up and is ready for inauguration.

Shehu said the SGF would by Saturday (yesterday) clean up the list in the remaining ministries “and forward to them (the ministries) to inaugurate at their own time.”

The presidential aide noted that some ministries, particularly that of the Federal Capital Territory, have started inaugurating their board appointees.

Shehu also said that ministries, departments and agencies which were not captured in the initial list would equally be “fixed” and be ready before the end of this month.

He said, “So far, they have cleaned up the list of 11 ministries, departments and parastatals of government, including those under the Office of the Vice President and the Office of the SGF. Between today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday), the SGF will clean up the remaining.

“Once this list is cleaned—because some (appointees) are dead—once the SGF is satisfied that the requirements of the laws establishing those agencies are met by the appointees, who have been put forward, they (SGF Office) will release to the ministries to go and inaugurate.

“There are some ministries that are not covered by the earlier release. Those ones will also be completed. The SGF is working to ensure that the entire board processes are completed by the end of this month.”

When asked to give an insight into the details of the cleaning up exercise, Shehu added, “When the list was released, there was an outrage.

“The list will be vetted to make sure that the requirement of the law is met, because the law would say appoint so, so and so person of this kind of background, representation of so, so and so number of women, civil society so that the requirement of the law is met as far as the Acts establishing those agencies are concerned.”


  1. Politrical patronage for 2019.
    New choppers come and chop!

    1. This clueless government never ceases to amaze me.

  2. Hmmmm.... Nonsense and ingredients...He wants to put his Hausa people there...We know now.


  3. This people APC should carry their bags and go. We are tired of them

  4. There was a time I felt this would mean more capable people. In this government, it would mean more of the same. I am a "core" northerner, our leaders are leeches and suck us dry and we are held down by religion. I supported the President, not because he is from my state but because I knew Dr. Jonathan was not an efficient leader. Prior to that I supported Dr. Jonathan because I like him as a person, I still do but as a leader! I pray the cleanup brings capable hands with a list that shows federal character. We have never seen a time of nepotism up to this level. This country is going south and God Himself is just side eying us all wondering when we will wake up.

  5. We dey look you organ presido.

  6. Na only paragraph 8 i see. Afi'fixed'. Like we don't know how appointments are made.

    Seems they don't want to accept that Nigerians are tired of their VANITY METRICS. Appoint your so-called Experts and Tecnocrats and roll up the remaining 6months, people want to start campaigning, inflation index is high.


  7. @Chief Obafemi Awolowo before he died,he said,when it's time, NIGERIANS will rise up and deliver them selves from bad leaders...I think the time is NOW!!!!

    I have my PVC....Do you have yours?

    Let's do this come 2019!!


  8. Stella, you won't kill me. The way that dog is looking made me lol.

  9. Who he dey deceive ... Dont worry ,2019 is next yr..


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