Next Level Agenda: President Buhari Makes Crucial Appointment
- To continue in the actualisation of his Next Level agenda, President Buhari has appointed a new MD of FMC, Bida
- The new appointee is Dr. Usman Abubakar, who took over from Muhammad Usman-Aminu on Tuesday, September 14
- Usman's appointment letter was signed by the minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora
Dr Usman Abubakar was on Thursday, September 30, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new medical director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Bida, Niger.
Abubakar's appointment was contained in a letter signed by Olorunnimbe Mamora, the minister of state for health, on Thursday.
The appointment, which came after the expiration of the tenure of FMC's former boss, Dr Muhammad Usman-Aminu, takes effect from Tuesday, September 14, The Nation reports.
Buhari's message to the new appointee
Congratulating the new appointee, President Buhari said in the letter that the new position will help support his Next Level agenda.
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The letter read partly:
“It is expected that you will not only work hard to ensure that the hospital continues to provide quality healthcare but endeavour to improve on the achievements and leave your mark of progress on the institution.
“I also urge you to justify the confidence reposed in you by this appointment and work with all stakeholders for industrial peace and harmony in support of Mr President’s Next Level Agenda.”
PM News reported that in his response, Abubakar said:
“I promised to uphold the code of ethics of the Medical profession and that of the Civil service."
Buhari gives Osinbajo new role
Meanwhile, Buhari had approved the setting up of a health sector reform committee to commence the development and implementation of a health sector reform programme for Nigeria in collaboration with the state governments and the FCT administration.
Legit.ng reported that in a statement issued by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday, September 6, Buhari said this was sequel to a health sector diagnostic review report developed by a consultant, Vesta Healthcare Partners and the federal ministry of health.
The committee would undertake a review of all healthcare reforms adopted in the past two decades and lessons learnt and factor them into the development of the new health sector reform programme.