Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Tinubu orders review of newly-appointed governing boards of tertiary institutions after public outcry

Nigerian President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered a comprehensive review of the newly announced governing boards of tertiary institutions.

It would be recalled that the federal ministry of education had, on May 18, announced the appointments of 500 persons to serve as pro-chancellors and members of the governing councils of public tertiary institutions across the country.

Meanwhile, Bayo Onanuga, special adviser on information and strategy, in a statement on Thursday, said the president directed a review due to criticisms that the appointments did not reflect federal character.

“Public reactions showed that the nominations did not reflect the federal character of the country as some states got just one nomination, while some others got many,” Onanuga said.

“In directing a complete review of the list of members, President Tinubu acknowledges the feedback across the country.

“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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