President Tinubu Dissolves Boards Of  NDDC, HYPREP Others

…Those Not Affected Include

President Bola Tinubu, has approved the immediate dissolution of the Governing Boards of all Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned Companies in the exercise of its Constitutional Powers and in the Public interest.

Topmost in the dissolution are the contentious Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Hydro-carbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP).

The federal government said the dissolution does not affect boards, commissions, and councils listed in the Third Schedule, Part 1, Section 153 (i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

Boards not affected include:

Code of Conduct Bureau; Council of State; Federal Character Commission; Federal Civil Service Commission; Federal Judicial Service Commission; Independent National Electoral Commission;  National Defence Council;  National Economic Council;  National Judicial Council;  National Population Commission; National Security Council; Nigeria Police Council;  Police Service Commission; and Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

In view of this development and until the constitution of new boards; the Chief Executive Officers of the Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned Companies are directed to refer matters requiring the attention of their Boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their respective supervisory Ministries and Offices.

Permanent Secretaries are directed, also, to route such correspondences to Mr President through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Consequently, all ministries, departments, and agencies are to ensure compliance with the provision of the directive, which took effect from Friday 16th June 2023.

Permanent Secretaries are particularly directed to inform the Chief Executive Officers of the affected Agencies under the supervision of their respective Ministries /Offices for immediate compliance.

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