On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed 1,467 persons to fill positions at parastatals and agencies — the highest number of appointments the president has made since May 2015.
He also appointed 209 chairmen of boards.
Of the long list of appointees are major executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other friends of the party.
In October, Buhari hinted that he would soon make new appointments.
He had said the “compressed federal executive council, will be expanded to bring in more supporters at federal level, with fresh ideas to be injected into the government.
“On the other hand, I am keenly aware that our supporters are very eager for these appointments to be announced. By the Grace of God, these appointments will be announced soon.”
Here are the standout names from the fresh appointments.
|Bolaji Abdullahi (APC spokesperson)||National Sugar Development Council||Chairman|
|Muiz Banire (APC legal adviser)||Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)||Chairman|
|George Moghalu (APC auditor)||Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT)||Chairman|
|Segun Oni (APC national deputy chairman, south)||Nigeria Export Processing Zone||Chairman|
|Osita Izunaso (APC organising secretary)||National Automotive Design and Development Centre||Chairman|
|Inuwa Abdulkadir (APC NW zonal vice chairman)||National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)||Chairman|
|Mai Mala Buni (APC Secretary)||Nigeria Shippers’ Council||Chairman|
|Lawal Shuaibu (APC national deputy chairman, north)||Federal Housing Authority||Chairman|
|Niyi Adebayo||Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)||Chairman|
|Timipre Alaibe||Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority||Chairman|
|Oloruninbe Mamora||Abuja Investment and Infrastructure Centre||Chairman|
|Festus Keyamo||Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)||Board Member|
|John Shagaya||National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS)||Chairman|
|Patricia Etteh||National Hospital, Abuja||Chairman|
|Femi Pedro||Small and Medium Enterprise|
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Veteran cinematographer, Tunde Kelani, was also appointed as the chairman of the governing board of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), while Joke Silva, a legendary actress, was listed as a member of the same board.