By Ismaila Chafe
The Presidency has refuted media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari will conclude the appointments of members of the Federal Governmdent’s Boards, Parastatals and Agencies by January, 2017.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, made the rebuttal in his Facebook page on Thursday.
He said: “We wish to rebut the above tabloid headline which has been trending in the last 48 hours.
“That President Buhari will make full board appointments in January 2017 as published did not come from us.
In the interaction between myself and some State House correspondents in which I tried to clear a few issues that they raised, here is what I said:
“You know that the reconstitution began methodically, from sector to sector. You should expect that to resume at the beginning of the New Year.
“The President has given directions on what to do.’
It will be recalled that shehu told newsmen on Tuesday that Government’s boards, parastatal and agencies will be “fully back on track” at the beginning of 2017.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delay in the appointments of members of the boards and agencies by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has been generating interest and comments from various quarters particularly from members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shehu, however, assured that the process will be fully back on track at the beginning of the new year.