|President Muhammadu Buhari|
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointments of
seven Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC).
The President also approved the appointments of officials into
agencies in the Ministries of Health, Information and Culture, Education
and Power, Works, and Housing.
The Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation, Lawrence Ojabo, disclosed these in a
statement in Abuja.
The new RECs are – Dr. Emmanuel Hart, Mohammed Ibrahim, Dr. Cyril
Omorogbe, Dr. Uthman Ajidaba, Segun Agbaje, Baba Yusuf and Yahaya Bello.
He said the appointments are for initial term of five years and take effect from April 17.
According to Ojabo, the new RECs would be inaugurated on Tuesday by
the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the Commission’s
headquarters in Abuja.
In the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdulkareem Yusuf was appointed the
Medical Director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, for
initial term of four years with effect from April 8.
The President also renewed the appointment of Dr. Abubakar Musa as
the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, Yobe State,
for another term of four years with effect from July 3, 2017.