- President Buhari has commended Prof Bissallah Ahmed Ekele for his service to the health sector
- Prof Ekele officially assumed duty as acting CMD of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital on July 3, 2017
- Following his reappointment, the CMD's tenure will expire in the next four years
Prof Bissallah Ahmed Ekele has been reappointed as the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, Abuja.
The president stated that the CMD is to serve in the position for another term of four years after a selfless service in his first tenure in office.
Buhari urged Ekele to use the responsibility given to him to continue with the development of the hospital and health sector in the country.
In another news, the Nigerian Senate has expressed displeasure over the failure of the executive arm of the federal government to consult it before converting the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to the new Presidential Steering Committee.
This came when the Senate committee on health chaired by Senator Yahaya Ibrahim Oloriegbe queried Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, on the government's decision, The Nation reports.
Oloriegbe said the ministry did not meet with and consult the National Assembly before effecting such a crucial transition.
The senior special assistant to the president on administration and women affairs, Hajo Sani, authored the book, which is a biography of the First Lady.
The aide noted that the First Lady has been consistent in warning politicians against politicizing the issues of health and women empowerment.