July 18, 2024

Governing Councils: Reps member, Waive alleges marginalization of Delta


The member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Francis Waive has alleged that the constitutional requirement of federal character was completely ignored in the composition of Governing Councils of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

He lamented that Delta State got only four out of the 560 positions from among the 36 states.

In a letter dated June 15, 2024 and titled “Complaint On Gross Marginalization Of Delta State In Composition Of Councils Of Tertiary Institutions”, addressed to the Hon Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, he decried gross marginalization of Delta State.

Waive, who is Chairman House Committee on Rules and Business, said out of a total available 560 positions, only four were allocated to Delta State, while his constituency and the Delta central senatorial district were completely left out.

The letter reads, “I write on behalf of my constituents and indeed our senatorial district that was completely left out in the recent composition of Governing Councils of Tertiary Institutions in the country.

“The constitutional requirement of federal character was completely ignored as Delta State got only four out of the 560 positions from among the 36 states.

“Indeed my constituency and our senatorial district was completely left out among 109 Senatorial Districts and 360 federal constituencies in the country.

“The pressure from our people as a result of this gross injustice is immense and rightly so.

“I plead with you to use your good offices to rectify this anomaly as quickly as possible to give my people a sense of belonging to the federal republic. I thank you for your kind understanding and intervention.”



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