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Buhari Reinstates Governing Councils Of Federal Varsities

Posted: Aug 2, 2015 at 1:37 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chesa Chesa Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the Governing Councils of Federal Universities which he dissolved two weeks ago.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a press statement on Saturday said the exemption of the Governing Councils from the earlier dissolution of Boards of Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government-Owned Companies announced on July 16, is “only for the time being”.

He said all Vice Chancellors of Federal Universities have been informed of this exemption through a circular issued by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi.

Adesina had announced then in a press statement that until the boards would be reconstituted, Chief Executive Officers of the affected bodies were to refer all matters requiring the attention of their Boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their supervising ministries.

Adesina further explained: “While the dissolution does not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it covers administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the now dissolved boards.”