President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the composition and appointment of the chairmen and members of the Governing Boards of five Federal Government institutions, corporations and Agencies.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, said the agencies include the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP).
Others are: Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology, Zaria; the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria and the National Library of Nigeria.
The dates for the inauguration of the boards, Anyim said, would be announced in due course.
According to the statement, Dr. Daniel Kure is the Chairman of FAAN’s board. Its members are: Onuora Chinwe Leticia, Alhaji Ibrahim Bamalli, Ngozi Lavender E., Capt. Shafii Salisu Baba, Alhaji Habu Muazu and Mr. Phillip Aivoji.
NAPTIP’s Chairman is Taiwo Adeife and its members are: Mrs. Evelyn Hosa Okunbo, Amb. Godson Echegie, Gambo Gujungu, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, Hajiya Rabi Muntari Muhammed and Adi Elekwachi.
The Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology, Zaria, has Dr. Godwin Ajakpo as Chairman. Its members are: Kemi Iyatum, Alhaji Nuhu Sani Ibrahim, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed and Alhaji Ahmed Abbas Isa.
Edward Akangbou is the Chairman for the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria, while its members are: Alhaji Umar Dange, Engr. Baba Gana Tijjani Dikwa, Chief Dom Uzonwuru and Barr. Effiong Oqoung.
The National Library of Nigeria is chaired by Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna Ningi. Its members are: Inye Marshall Harry Jnr., Mr. Kalabari Odimiri, Madaki Hussaini Abdullahi, Obafemi Oye, Salisu Suleiman, Hon. Tijjani Kumalia, Usman Idris Mawogi, Hon. (Mrs.) Atinuke Akinwale, Chief Innocent Anoliefo, Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Etim and Mr. Obi Michael.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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