Buhari appoints 209 board chairmen, 1,258 board members (SEE LIST)

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
[Photo Credit: Novo Isioro]

President Muhammadu Buhari has made the largest set of appointments since assuming office.

The president appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members on Friday, according to a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

See the full SGF statement and list of appointees below.


The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals, under some Ministries, as well as the appointment of eminently qualified Nigerians to fill the Board positions, numbering 209 Chairmen and 1258 members.

2. Mr. President considered the approval for the constitution of the Boards as well as the appointments, very necessary, so as to provide a proper Governance and oversight structure for Government Agencies and Parastatals. The constitution of the boards with the appointments, is a demonstration of this Government’s efforts aimed at building strong institutions of Governance, and by extension, improving the quality of Policy formulation and supervision.

3. While these appointments represent a substantial number of hitherto pending board appointments, some more appointments are still being processed and will be released in due course.

4. The appointments take immediate effect and Honourable Ministers are advised to inaugurate the boards after letters of appointment have been issued.

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  • Aminu Baba

    A beg make someone helep me check, did I make the list? Hypertension wan kill me

    • forestgee


    • Yego V

      I de chek 4 you.. Me I suppose to be Chairman of 3 Boards. Check for me pls.

  • Zak Emma




    These useless establishments should be either merged or discarded but they remain paper tigers year in year out with billions of dollars used in servicing them. If I were to be president, not more than 5 of them will survive .

    • Yego V

      Unfortunately you are least likely to be president. You don’t have the looting personality Nigerians want, in the name of Change and Integrity .

  • TDaniels2

    Without a doubt, Nigeria remains a confused and chaotic nation. Going by the list of boards and parastals, the duplications and triplications are only not evident but most the appointments make no sense. Arguably they are political appointments, but where is the strategic direction for the country? Little wonder, the country spends more than 70% of its resources on recurrent and nonproductive expenses!

  • Shahokaya

    Too many names repeated in various boards, are they the only Nigerians?

    • Yego V

      They contributed more

  • Boogie man

    I see more Igbo names on this list than those from South South where more than 90% of our wealth is generated. Where are those who shout Igbo marginalization now?

    • Intrepid

      Are there no Igbos in your so called south South? Look at the list, what matters is the chairmen, how many of them are Igbos? The Igbos are no longer breaking their heads for your come and chop appointments.

      Fight your own corner and leave the Igbos alone to their fate.

    • August January

      I would have expected you to screen the list based on meritocracy rather than ethnicity!!! Inasmuch as there should be fairness in appointments, we should above all be more concerned about merit, and about not putting a square peg in a round hole. Until our political leaders both at the federal and state levels learn to pick the best of brains in Nigeria to man different sectors that matter for good governance and flourishing economy, regardless of where they come from, and without the intention of giving rewards to their loyalists, the country will continue to engage in circular motion!!!

    • Mizch

      Efforts of IPOB. If you are angry, chew some hot pepper.

    • Godwin Stevenson

      I don’t comment often, but Igbo names does not necessarily mean Igbo man, example, governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, Minister of Transport, Rt Hon. Rotimi Amechi, communication director army, Major General John Enenche are not IGBOs. But important thing is that Mr President has made appointment to move the country forward, though distribution is necessary.

      • obiora

        Mr know the difference betwen SS and SE and a Man Being IGBO. Stop useing SS and SE as Igbo or not IGBO.

  • share Idea

    Buhari will appoint the pope very soon all in a bid to curry farvour for 2019.

  • victoria

    I congratulate all of them for the opportunity to Loot

    • KBE

      Yes o. The treasury will be opened for 2019 elections.

  • Gary

    Wow..even the Galapagos Tortoises move faster than our President.
    Seven months to pick cabinet and 15 months to name Economic Adviser (well into a crippling recession).

    Now almost three years after being sworn into office and a year to the next national elections, Buhari finally settles his party supporters with board appointments.
    Poor folks, now they have to loot really fast to recoup their “investments” and then some for 2018.
    In all fairness, the APC only promised Change. They said nothing about Buhari being quick on his feet. Not at his age.

    • Musbau Hamzat

      He hold the appointment bcos there is no money in govt purse then. Dont you know how much these pple will be consuming on monthly basis.

      • Dr Bunmi Binitie

        That’s a valid point

      • WJasper

        Don’t mind him!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    I wrote a memo recently in the social-media, requesting that president Muhammadu Buhari, must as a matter of urgency appoint auditor-general, for each state, and Abuja-Federal-capital territory, to efficiently monitor strictly the Federal allocation transfer,Local Government Council,s transfers to each state as most state governors, in Nigeria, are in the habit of diverting and looting Federal transfer including the London/Paris Club,s loan refunds which most state governors in Nigeria, usually divert into personal pockets to enrich themselves and personally invest in their personal-investment to get rich quick while most state governors, are owing outstanding seven months arrears of pension and salaries in each state, thereby, depriving their state GDP from growth and blanketing their respective states, with deepen-poverty and suffering while children of state governors, attend the best choice universities abroad and private universities in Nigeria.

    • Justice and Fairness

      This is Nigeria. Even if you appoint 10 Auditors General for each state, they would all be ‘settled’ and sucked in. All these appointments are nothing but ‘job for the boys’, Alias come and chop. They hold regular meetings to share allocations, award contracts to themselves and collect their sitting allowances. Nothing more. Nigeria needs a total overhaul. You cant expect a different result when you keep doing things the same way.

    • KBE

      Diversionary tactic of a political zombie and goon.

  • Yego V

    If anyone is in doubt of the ineptness of the president, I hope this should settle it. If that’s not the case, you may as well request a review of yourself.

    • WJasper

      Because of statutory board appointments?

  • Moneyz N Horseyz

    Senator Francis Okpozo Appointed Chairman Nigeria Press Council One Year After He Died. This government is worse than a disaster !

    • KBE

      Buhari government is the real definition of cluelessness, mediocrity, nepotism and confusion.

  • KBE

    Politics has started 2018 is here. Job for the boys and campaign machinery. Our baba didn’t even pass WAEC mathematics but he is chairman science and engineering infrastructure. Above all this is another AREWA PEOPLE COMMITTEE (APC).