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FG Fires NHIS Boss, Board, Appoints New Head And Re-appoints NCDC DG

2 July 2019 Health National News News


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf who has been on administrative leave and has approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja,by the Ministry of Health that this follows the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu receiving his re-appointment letter from perm-sec FMOH in Abuja

The statement also says the President also approved the dissolution of the Governing Board of NHIS and directed the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health to exercise full powers of the Council pending the constitution of a new Board.

President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu as Director –General (DG) of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).the appointment is in line with the provisions of section 11(1)(3) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(Establishment) Act, 2018.

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