The spokesman of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Sa’adu Salahu, has given notice of his retirement from the agency three months before it officially comes into effect.
His retirement, as he turns 60 this September, marks the end of a 19-year career shaping public perception of the agency and its work coordination primary health care nationwide.
“When I joined the agency, in terms of public relations, it was zero,” Salahu said at a valedictory brief in Abuja.
“This is a medical agency and medical people are occupied with their technocracy. Apart from one quarterly magazine, there was nothing to know about the agency.”
Salahu, who started his career as a journalist in Kwara, thanked the media for “sustaining the reputation of the agency” while he ran its public relations unit.
NPHCDA executive director Faisal Shuaib said Salahu had been a “pillar of strength”.