No permanent official vehicle for a part-time board member –FG

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The federal government says there is not going to be a permanent official car for a part-time board member of parastatals.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, revealed this, urging chairmen and members of Governing Boards of Parastatals (CMGBP) to entrench decent governance within their respective organisations.

Mr Mustapha, represented by the Permanent Secretary, General Services in the office of the SGF, Maurice Mbaeri, said, “Statutory board councils shall establish administrative and operational policies in accordance with government policy directives and will oversee the execution of such policies.

“Aboard shall not be included directly in the daily management of a parastatal or an agency. A minister exercises control of parastatals at policy level throughout the plank of the parastatals only.”

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He added, “No part-time member of this Board shall be allowed to retain official vehicles for use on a permanent basis. The board shall encourage sustainable and economical actions of the organisation.”

The Director-General of the BPSR, Ibrahim Arabi, said the key objective of the induction is to enable the members to know their roles.

Mr Arabi added the induction was for the board members to encourage corporate governance practices in the agencies efficiently.

“This will help them understand their key responsibilities and the behaviour required of them in their respective businesses, both as individuals and as an element of their board’s collective duty,” he explained.

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