The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, has denied a media report, which suggested that the federal government had set up a panel to reconstitute Boards of Parastatals.
The SGF, in a statement by the director of Information in the office of the SGF, Willy Bassey, stated that there was no truth in the story as published neither has government set up any ad-hoc committee as alleged, to review the resumes of individuals who would fill such board appointments as stated in the said publication.
According to him, the visit of the two former Governors of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, and Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru, to his office on Friday had nothing to do with such adhoc committee.
He said the visit by the duo had everything to do with their recent appointment as ministers.
“Also, the reporter inaccurately quoted the spokesperson of the OSGF as indicating that 14 agencies were stipulated to have been exempted.
“Whereas, the release in question at the time only recieved the President’s approval for two agencies – National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC),” he said.
In order to avoid inaccurate reporting, the SGF admonished media personnel to always cross-check information directly from authorised persons in OSGF rather than depending on some social media reports, which may be inaccurate.