Manason becomes APBN president
The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has elected Rubainu Manason as the new president.
He succeeded Akinloye Oyegbola, who was the immediate past president.
Manason is a member of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN).
APBN is the umbrella body of recognised professional institutes, institutions and associations promoting a new era of cooperation, among professionals in Nigeria.
APBN was given official Federal Government recognition as the third leg of the tripod of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in Nigeria.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the association’s 38th yearly General Assembly in Lagos, Manason urged the government to utilise the skills of its members to promote good governance.
He said politicians were supposed to use the instrument of service delivery created by society through the professions to improve service delivery to the people.
“All the professions are in APBN. APBN houses the knowledge of the economy for any economic activity and they also provide service, therefore they are an embodiment of technocracy. The most important thing is that we’ll engage Nigerians and remind each other that all of us owe allegiance to the people and need to provide good governance collectively for them,” Manason said.
Oyegbola, in his remark, said despite recording major successes in the last two years, the administration was, however, challenged by the issue of the quest for APBN’s land in Abuja, which is still outstanding and the inability to secure a better office at the engineering centre and others.
He thanked council members and executives for the support rendered to the administration in accomplishing the set-out goals.