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Tinubu directs complete review of Governing Boards, Councils of tertiary institutions

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed a comprehensive review of the recently announced Governing Boards of tertiary institutions in Nigeria before the inauguration and retreat being planned for the nominees, to reflect the principle of Federal Character as entrenched in the constitution

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed a total and comprehensive review of the recently announced Governing Boards of tertiary institutions in Nigeria before the inauguration and retreat being planned for the nominees.

Earlier, the Federal Ministry of Education had released names of nominees for Chairmen, Pro-Chancellors, and Members of the Governing Boards and Councils of the Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

The Ministry also announced that the inauguration and retreat for the nominees would hold May 31 this year.

The Federal Government, however, said it observed that public reactions to the arrangement showed that the nominations did not reflect the principle of Federal Character of the country.

Some states got just a nomination, while some other state of the Federation got several nominations.

Mr. Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, in a statement issued Thursday, May 23, 2024, said in directing a complete review of the list of members, President Tinubu had acknowledged the feedback across the West African country.

Onanuga stated: “President Tinubu is committed to ensuring strict compliance with the principle of Federal Character as entrenched in the constitution.

“The review will also take into consideration national spread, and ensure every part of the country is adequately represented.

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