The Governing Council of Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis Research (NITR), Kaduna has been urged to abide by the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) to appoint a substantive Director General of the Institute immediately.
In September, 2021 President Muhammadu Buhari directed the Governing Council to commence the process of appointing a substantive Director General in line with extant rules and regulations guiding the appointment as captured in a letter from the state house Abuja with reference SH/COS/16/A/1487 (paragraph 2 C) of the letter.
But up to now, the Council were adamant and failed to abide by the directive. For more than six (6) months with the directive of Mr. President, the Governing Council met twice in 2021 and 2022 respectively as the appointment of the substantive Director General was not in their agenda.
Speaking to a staff of the Institute who pleaded anonymity claimed that the Overseeing Director General Dr. Felicia Nneka Chizoba Enwezor had hands in the silent of the Governing Council on the matter of appointing a substantive Director General of the Institute.
He also maintained that since her assumption as the Overseeing Director General she has been engaging staff in vendetta mission by transferring and denial of promotion of staff who supposed to be an Assistant Director in the Institute for a minor offence that does not warrant such action as the Overseeing Director General categorically mentioned that he must be punished.
Another staff who pleaded anonymity also explained how the Overseeing Director General Dr. Felicia Nneka Chizoba Enwezor favoured one of her most anointed staff on CONRAISS 9 to head a Research Department as against chapter 3 (Organization of the Institution) article 3.1.2 (iii) of the Condition of Service (COS) guiding research and development agencies, institute and colleges.