The Federal Government
has renewed the appointment in office of Idris Ahmed Bappah as the
Registrar/CEO of Dental Technologists Registration Board of Nigeria (DTRBN) for
a second and final tenure of 4 years as approved by Federal Government and in
line with its established Act.
According to the Press
statement issued recently by Deworitshe Patricia, Director (Information)
Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the reappointment takes effect from
1st February, 2024 with the reappointment letter signed the Minister
of State on behalf of the Federal Government.
Speaking at the event,
the Permanent Secretary Kachallom Daju mni represented by Dr. Jimoh O.
Salaudeen mni, Director (Hospital Services) stated that “the renewal is
based on the satisfactory performance of Mr. Idris in the office during his
first tenure noting that in line with the Federal Government directives, a
committee was set up to evaluate the report of his stewardship of the initial
Stating further, she said that it was observed that Mr. Idris facilitated major changes in the agency which include and are not limited to upgrading of the facilities, laboratory equipment, and acquiring land on behalf of the agency.
Mr. Iris Bappah posing with Dr. Jimoh Salaudeen, Director Hospital Services who represented the
Permanent Secretary and others as he received his letter of reappointment as the Registrar,
Dental Technologists Registration Board of Nigeria recently in the Ministry of Health, Abuja.
She explained that the
dental technologists have unique specialty as they create dental appliances
like dentures, crowns, bridges and braces amongst others to apply aesthetic
values and improve the lives and appearances of patients; “therefore the agency
must be meticulous in the discharge of its duties and live up to its obligation
at all times.”
Congratulating him on the
reappointment, she enjoined him to double efforts in carrying out more evidence-based
activities such as training the workforce to improve their services,
registration of members, strategically
checkmating the health workforce oversea migration, urging him to be committed
to capacity building and renew technology that can easily improve the wellbeing
and welfare of Nigerians.
reappointment letter, Mr. Idris revealed that a lot of verifiable progress and
achievement was recorded during his first tenure, hence a reappointment letter
was given him based on his unwavering efforts to move the agency forward.
He promised that the
agency would take positive steps in areas such as increasing the number of
intakes, having more dental technology professional schools, bridge the gaps
created by the increase in health workers migration (Japa Syndrome), put
strategies in place to reduce the spate of quackery, tackle unemployment of
dental technologists and expansion of liaison offices across the nation.
appreciation to the federal government, principal officers of the ministry and
committee members for considering fit for reappointment.
2 February, 2024