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Buhari renews tenure of NPHCDA boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointment of Dr Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency for a…

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointment of Dr Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency for a second and final term of four years.

According to a letter dated October 6, 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the re-appointment is with effect from January 10, 2021.

Buhari congratulated Shuaib on his re-appointment and wished him the very best in his second term.

Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, before his first appointment in January 2017, was a Senior Programme Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at Seattle, USA.

Prior to joining the foundation, he oversaw Nigeria’s successful response to the Ebola Disease Outbreak in 2014 as the Head/Coordinator of the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre.

During his first tenure, Shuaib coordinated Nigeria’s Polio Eradication Initiatives which culminated in the certification of Nigeria and Africa as Wild Polio Virus free by the World Health Organization on August 25, 2020.