- President Buhari has renewed the tenure of NPHCDA's director, Faisal Shuaib for another four years
- Shuaib’s reappointment was made known in a letter from the office of the SGF
- The government disclosed that his reappointment takes effect from January 10, 2021
The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he has renewed the appointment of Faisal Shuaib as the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
Shuaib’s reappointment will see him serve for a second and final term of four years, The Cable reported.
According to a letter signed by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, the reappointment takes effect from January 10, 2021.
The medical doctor was first appointed to the position in January 2017, Premium Times reported.
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 WHO on August 25, 2020.
In 2014, he served as the head/coordinator of the Ebola emergency operation centre where he oversaw Nigeria’s successful response to the Ebola disease outbreak.
In another report, President Buhari approved the reappointment of Engineer Fidet Edentalen Okhiria as Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).
This was contained in a letter addressed to the NRC MD by the permanent secretary of the ministry of transportation, Dr Magdalene Ajayi, on Wednesday, October 7.
The letter stated that Engineer Okhiria has been reappointed for the second and final term of four years which is expected to begin from Tuesday, October 20.
In another report, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 155 new cases of Covid-19 in the country.
The new cases which were announced by the disease control agency on Wednesday night, October 7, were recorded in eight states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The total number of confirmed infections in the country has risen to 59,738.
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