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President Muhammadu Buhari for the second time allegedly appointed a dead person into the board of the Federal Character Commission.
The deceased was a former lawmaker from Ebonyi State, Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru,
The president in the letter to the Senate, requested for Okwuru’s and others confirmation by the upper chamber as a board members of the (FCC).
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read out the letter on Tuesday during plenary.
However Dailypost has revealed that Okwuru, who once represented Ikwo/Ezza Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, died in February 2020 at the age of 59.
Prior to his death, he served in different capacities, 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.
In December 2017, this same error happened, with the names of about eight deceased persons in a list of new appointments into the governing boards of agencies and parastatals.
The list included at the time Senator Francis Okpozo (Delta), Rev. Father Christopher Utau (Benue), DIG Donald Ugbaja (retd), Garba Attahiru (Kaduna) and Umar Dange (Sokoto) All deceased.