President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointments of seven Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He 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, Mr. Lawrence Ojabo, disclosed these in a statement in Abuja.
The new RECs are – Dr. Emmanuel Hart, Mohammed Ibrahim, Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, Dr. Uthman Ajidaba, Mr. Segun Agbaje, Baba Yusuf and Yahaya Bello.
He said the appointments are for an 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 an 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.