Wednesday, 16 September 2015

President Buhari Appoints New Registrar For EHORECON

President Buhari Appoints New Registrar For EHORECON
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dominic Abonyi as registrar and chief executive officer of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON).

According to Vanguard, the approval is contained in a statement issued in Abuja, on Wednesday, September, 16, by Kehinde Openibo, the head, press and public communications of the council.

The appointment took effect from Thursday, September 3, the statement stated that this was in furtherance of the provisions of Environmental Health Offices Act of 2002.

Abonyi, who was once head of department, Environmental Health in the School of Health Technology, Orji river, Enugu, holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical microbiology.

Until his appointment, Abonyi was head of department of registration, ethics, standard and enforcement of the council.

In recent times there have been tough criticisms regarding Buhari’s appointments so far, some are of the opinion that the President has been partisan and somewhat tribal.

The critics say the appointments are lopsided and are not in line with his claim for change and a corruption free Nigeria.

Some pro-democratic activist  have accused the president of being dictatorial in his leadership, while gender activists have said he is being chauvinistic, as he tends not to have much space for women among his appointees.

One prominent voice among the critics is that of Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister who is of the opinion that Buhari’s appointments would bear drastic implications.

The spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization, in his article titled “Nigerian President or King of the North”, noted that failure of the president to be fair in his appointments shows that he is pursuing a northern agenda.

However, Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity has slammed back at critics of the president.

The president’s aide made it clear that the head-of-state has constitutional rights to appoint whoever he deems fit for his government.

He stressed that the detractors focus more on the fact that the appointed are qualified for the positions and equal to the duties assigned.