Presidency clarifies alleged appointment of a deceased by Buhari

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An aid to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, responded to reports that President Muhamadu Buhari has named a deceased person to the board of directors of one of the agencies of the federal government.

It was reported earlier that Chief Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru is one of the member candidates (Ebonyi State) in Buhari’s letter to Senate president Ahmed Lawan.

In a letter to the Senate on Tuesday, the president asked for confirmation from Okwuru as a member of the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).

However, it was learned that the appointee died on February 27, 2020.

Reacting to the development, Onochie on his Twitter page said that the federal government was not aware that Okwuru was dead.

She said he was alive when Buhari appointed him, but died before the Senate screening.

“Hon Tobias Okwuru was very much alive when President @MBuhari appointed him member of Ebonyi State on the federal commission of character

“He came to update his CV, ready for appointment after the screening in the Senate.

“When he unfortunately died while awaiting screening by the Senate, this information was not communicated to the federal government.

“His remains are not yet buried. May his soul rests in peace.” She twitted.

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