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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr. Mansur Kabir as the Chairman of the Board of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), and re-appointed Prof. Moji Adeyeye as its Chief Executive Officer.

 

The Director-General for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was also appointed, in person of Dr. Olajide Idris, to take over from Prof. Ifedayo Adetifa from 19th February, 2024. 

Presidential Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, announced the appointments in a statement on Thursday titled ‘President Tinubu approves leadership changes in health and social welfare sector.’ 

The President approved the appointment and reappointment of Board Chairpersons and Chief Executive Officers for eight agencies under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. 

They include Prof. Abba Zubairu and Dr. Saleh Yuguda as Board Chairperson and CEO, respectively for the National Blood Service Commission; 

Prof. Afolabi Lesi and Dr. Fatima Kyari as Board Chairperson and CEO, respectively for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; 

Wasilat Giwa and Ibrahim Ahmed as Board Chairperson and CEO, respectively for the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria 

Dr. Babajide Salako and Dr. Tosan Erhabor as Board Chairperson and CEO, respectively for the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria. 

He also appointed Prof. Adamu Bakari as Chief Medical Director of Moddibo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola, Adamawa State, and Prof. Reuben Eifediyi as CMD of the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State. 

The appointments are “in furtherance of his determination to bring world-class standards to Nigerian public health administration and to manifest his commitment to deliver affordable and quality care to all Nigerians under governance and regulatory frameworks commensurate with international best practice.” 

Ngelale noted that the President expects the new leadership to “substantially raise the standards of healthcare service delivery for the exclusive benefit of all strata of the Nigerian population.” 

“The President anticipates the immediate and effective implementation of new policy frameworks to reposition the sector under the leadership of the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Muhammad Pate”.

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