Lauretta Onochie has reacted to the media reports claiming President Buhari appointed a dead man into the FCC board.
Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru who was nominated by Buhari to serve on the board had reportedly died in February.
Onochie, however, clarified that Okwuru was very much alive when he was nominated, adding that he passed away while waiting for the Senate’s confirmation Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, has reacted to the media reports claiming the president appointed a dead person to the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
A report by The Sun newspaper had stated that President Buhari appointed a dead person into the board the FCC. According to the newspaper, the dead man appointed to the board is Chief Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru, the member-nominee for Ebonyi state.
The man reportedly died on February 27, 2020.
Reacting to the report, Onochie insisted President Buhari did not appoint a dead man to serve in the FCC board. She explained that Okwuru was alive when President Buhari appointed him to serve in the board.
Her words: “Hon Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru was very much alive when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him as the Ebonyi State Member in the Federal Character Commission.
“He even came to update his CV, in readiness for the appointment after the Senate screening. “When he sadly passed away while waiting for the screening by the Senate, that information was not communicated to the Federal Government. “His remains are not yet buried. May his soul rest in peace.”
Below is a list of those newly appointed by the president:
1.Muheeba Dankaka, chairperson
4.Obonganwan Dorah Ebong
7.Tonya G. Okio
8.Silas Mfa Madkpah
9.Abba Ali Monguno
15.Ginika Florence Tor
18.Lawan Ya’u Roni
19.Hadlza Usman Muazu
20.Muhammad Awwal Na’lya
22.Abubakar Atiku Bunu
24.Daniel James Kola
27.Suleiman Barau Said
29.Olufemi Lawrence Omosanya
30.Adeoye Abdulrazak Olalekan
32.Stephen A Jings
34.Abdullahi Aminu Tafida
35.Armaya’u Dauda Abubakar
38.Adamu Muhammad Sidi-Ali
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