Niigerians aren’t finidng it funny that President Buhari is appointing three dead people.
In his largest set of appointments since assuming office President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members.
Among the list of 209 Chairmen was Senator Francis Okpozo who according to the list, will be the Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council. What is however shocking is that Senator Francis Okpozo is dead.
The Second Republic Senator died in Benin City, the Edo State capital after a brief illness on December 26th 2016 at the age of 81years. President Buhari released a statement on December 28th mourning the deceased Senator. The Senator was buried on February 17th this year.
Nigerians on social media are reacting to the error and its not funny!
Femi Fani-Kayode wrote:
“First you forgot your own age.
Then you appoint an 81 year old who drawls, who can barely walk and who wears clothes from the 1940’s as our Ambassador to the U.S.A..
And now you appoint a dead man, Sen. Francis Okposo,as Chairman of the Press Council.
Your dementia has gone viral”- FFK.
President Buhari appoints Late Senator Francis Okpozo who died in December 2016 as Chairman Nigeria Press Council.
The funniest aspect is that same Buhari sent condolence message to the family in 2016. pic.twitter.com/IzPjaE5UVQ
— Israel Ogunseye (@LadiSpeaks) 30 December 2017
“Jibrin of Sudan” appointed those Dead men not President Buhari
The General Public should take note
— Ochinanwata D 1st (@mr_ochonogor) 30 December 2017
Buhari Appoints The Dead Late Senator He Mourned In 2016 To National Press Council Board.
Sen Francis Okpozo Who Died December 2016 was appointed by President Buhari As The New Chairman The Nigerian Press Council.
What a country! pic.twitter.com/S4WdJEUiFr
— Senator Austine Chimdum (@Austine_Chimdum) 30 December 2017
Either Buhari didn’t vet the suitability of his own appointees or he didn’t make the relevant appointments himself. Any way you slice the appointment of deceased persons, President Buhari is grossly incompetent.
And this is the least worrisome of this govt’s misadventures.
— AYO SOGUNRO (@ayosogunro) 30 December 2017
President Buhari always give us reasons to believe that he has not yet recovered from his sickness. Why do you have to appoint someone that is dead to office?
So many crazy things happening in Nigeria.
— The God’s Pride (@SmilesParker) 30 December 2017
it takes some special level of incompetence for President Buhari to have appointed dead people as board chairmen and board members.
— Vladimir JB Femi-Ema (@femiTRIP) 30 December 2017
It takes a special kind of incompetence to appoint 3 dead people into board and agencies. President Buhari and his team are re-defining incompetence and giving it a new meaning.
— SID (@Ameer_Siddibe) 30 December 2017
President Buhari’s administration is so decisive that even the dead are remembered with political appointments. Wow! What an ingenious act.
— Valentine Ekanem (@ValentineEkanem) 30 December 2017