President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Dr. John Emaimo as Rector of the Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu State, starting November 27.

The approval is expressed in a letter signed by the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, on behalf of President Buhari.

Mamora said that the rector was found to be worthy for a second term on the basis of his appraisal and congratulated him.

The Minister encouraged Emaimo to continue collaborating with his staff, for whatever he had accomplished in his first term could not have been done on his own.

He reminded him of the tremendous duties of his office and the demands of the government and the people for efficient service delivery.

Mamora urged him to make an effort to improve the successes already made at the college, as well as to justify his faith in him.

The minister also advised the rector to work with all stakeholders for harmony and in support of the President’s “Change Agenda for next level.’’

Also, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi, said Emaimo’s re-appointment was as a result of his hard work and urged him to do more.

Meanwhile, Emaimo expressed appreciation to the federal government on his re-appointment.

He pledged to render quality service to Nigerians by doing more than he had done before to take the college to greater heights.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the college was established in 1952 and inaugurated in 1955 as the only institution then in Africa to provide training for dental technologists and therapists.

The Act establishing FCDTTE was passed by the Federal Government on Dec 5, to offer degree and other advance course as against its former task of running two to four years courses.

Dental technologists are saddled with the responsibilities of fabricating artificial teeth, eye, and nose, ear among other bony and fleshy parts of the crannies. (NAN)