President Bola Tinubu has instructed a thorough and complete reassessment of the recently announced governing boards of tertiary institutions in Nigeria prior to the inauguration and retreat planned for the nominees.

The Ministry of Education had released a list of governing councils for 111 federal tertiary institutions in the country on Saturday.

In a statement released by Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Tinubu stated that the review is necessary due to the public outcry regarding the composition of the boards by the Ministry of Education.

Both the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have already rejected the list of governing councils in a previous report.

The statement said: “The Federal Ministry of Education recently released names of nominees for chairmen, Pro-Chancellors, and members of the boards and councils of universities, Polytechnics, and colleges of education

“It also announced that the inauguration and retreat for the nominees will take place on 31 May.

“However, public reactions showed that the nominations did not reflect the federal character of the country as some states got just one nomination, while some others got many.

“In directing a complete review of the list of members, President Tinubu acknowledges the feedback across the country.

“President Tinubu is committed to ensuring strict compliance with the principle of federal character as entrenched in the constitution.

“The review will also take into consideration national spread and ensure every part of the country is adequately represented.”

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