There is a popular saying “let the dead bury the dead” and “let the dead be dead and allowed to rest” but the president of Nigeria gave work to the dead, while the living languish in unemployment.
Secret Reporters check into the list of board appointees revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari appointed late Senator Francis Okpozo as Chairman of Nigeria Press Council as well as two other persons.
Senator Francis, a veteran politician was an elder of APC (All Progressive Congress) died in Benin city after a brief illness at the age of 81 years. His death was described as a great loss to APC, Ozoro, Isoko, Delta state and Nigeria. Senator Francis was said to have contributed greatly to APC with humility and diligence. President Buhari expressed his grief at his loss, and has consoled his spirit by giving him a job after death. Nigeria Press Council is now led by a dead man, who can neither make decisions, sign documents nor attend emergency meetings of the board.
Another dead man appointed is a Benue born Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Christopher Utov to serve as a member on board Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research. He died on March 18th 2017. Buhari who seems to love employing the dead also slammed Chief Donald Ugbaja, a former DIG of Police who died in 29th November 2017 as Member of the Consumer Protection Council.
Our findings revealed that the names of all the appointees were actually submitted in 2015 when Mr Buhari came onboard but refused to ratify it.