Buhari Sacks Peter Obi, Akpobolokemi, Others

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi and Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, were among the members of Governing Boards of Federal Parastatals, Agencies and Institutions sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Their removal followed the President’s approval of the dissolution of the boards with effect from Thursday, July 16, 2015.

The dissolution was announced Thursday evening via a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser by the President on media and publicity.

According to him, “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.

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“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.”

A statement by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, indicates that the termination of Mr. Akpobolokemi’s appointment as NIMASA DG 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.

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