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Again, President Buhari appoints dead lawmaker to Commission

Again, President Buhari appoints dead lawmaker to Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a dead former lawmaker to the board of the Federal Character Commission.

The appointment of the late Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru, alongside 37 others was contained in a letter Buhari sent to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read out the letter during plenary on Tuesday.

Media findings showed that Okwuru, who once represented Ikwo/Ezza Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, died in February 2020 at the age of 59.

During his lifetime, he served as state auditor of Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Whip of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, before moving to represent his constituency at the National Assembly.

Again, President Buhari appoints dead lawmaker to Commission
The controversial list

President Buhari had, in the past, severally, appointed dead persons to offices, albeit inadvertently.

It would be recalled that in 2017, the list of appointments into the boards of federal agencies and corporations released had the names of five persons said to be dead.

The dead persons alleged to be on that list were Senator Francis Okpozo (Delta), Rev. Father Christopher Utau (Benue), DIG Donald Ugbaja (retd), Garba Attahiru (Kaduna) and Umar Dange (Sokoto).

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