The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sen. Adeleke Mamora has urged members of the Recruitment and Selection Committee for the Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR) and Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) to adhere to rules in carrying out their tasks.
Mamora gave this charge during the inauguration of the committee members in his office in Abuja. The committee is responsible for appointing substantive director-generals for the two organisations.
The minister emphasised the importance of strictly following the Revised Conditions of Service for Federal Research and Development Agencies, Institutes and Colleges (2019), administrative guidelines regulating the relationship between parastatals and government-owned companies, guides to administrative and government procedures in the Federal Public Service and other relevant regulations and laws in recommending candidates for the positions. He expressed confidence in the competence of the committee members to deliver on the assignment. The committee is expected to complete their task and submit a report to the minister’s office within a week.
Mamora expressed confidence in the competencies of the committee members to deliver on the assignment.
In response, the director-general of SHEDA Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO) and chairman of the selection and recruitment committee for the ECN, Prof. Paul Onyenekwe thanked the minister for finding them worthy to serve in the capacity. He added that their appointment was a challenge they would justify by submitting a satisfactory report within a week to the minister’s office.
It is expected that the committee will select the most suitable candidates for the positions of director-general for NITR and ECN in compliance with the laid down procedures and regulations. The committee’s adherence to the rules is critical to ensuring a transparent, fair and credible selection process.