In the last three weeks, government agencies have witnessed a tremendous change as President Bola Tinubu change the heads of the Agencies according to his constitutional powers.
However, some boards, commissions and councils will not be affected by the dissolution. They are listed in the Third Schedule, Part 1, Section 153 (i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The boards of these 14 agencies will pull through Monday’s sweeping shake-up aborting the tenure of the top hierarchies of the Nigerian Government’s agencies, parastatals, institutions and state-owned companies.
President Bola Tinubu’s directive to sack heads of agencies or dissolve boards is said to fall within the ambit “of his Constitutional Powers and in the Public interest,” said the government in a statement Monday night.
Following the rejig in a chain of leadership changes in major government institutions, the President will temporarily handle issues that, ordinarily, members of the dissolved boards were duty-bound to treat until new boards are in place, the statement said.
Such matters will reach the president via the permanent secretaries “of their respective supervisory Ministries and Offices,” the statement added.
The 14 boards exempted by the constitution include:
(a) Code of Conduct Bureau;
(b) Council of State;
(c) Federal Character Commission;
(d) Federal Civil Service Commission;
(e) Federal Judicial Service Commission;
(f) Independent National Electoral Commission;
(g) National Defence Council;
(h) National Economic Council;
(i) National Judicial Council;
(j) National Population Commission;
(k) National Security Council;
(l) Nigeria Police Council;
(m) Police Service Commission; and
(n) Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal CommissionFollow us on social media