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Osinbajo Makes New Appointments For Heads of Tertiary Health Institutions

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Osinbajo Makes New Appointments For Heads of Tertiary Health Institutions

Bisi Oludare

The Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of executive officers for various tertiary health institutions.

The approval letter was signed by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Acting President which was addressed to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole. There are also five appointees who will be serving their second and final terms.

The list contains 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors for different Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialist Hospitals.

It was gathered that about 20 out of the 52 tertiary health institutions in Nigeria have been running by interim heads for about six months to two years against the provision of the Acts upon which they were established.

While congratulating the appointees, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole enjoined them to operate an all-inclusive administration during their tenure.

Adewole said the appointees are expected to support the health agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration which is focused on achieving a universal health coverage.

Below is a list of the appointees:

1.University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada – Bisala Ekele
2. Federal Medical Centre, Asaba – V.A. Osiatuma
3. Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu – Idris Suleiman
4. Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta – Abdus Musa
5. Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja – O.O. Alabi
6. Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, Lagos – Adejuwon Dada
7. Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri – Ibrahim Wakawa
8. Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Lagos – O.C. Ogun
9. Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Sokoto – Shehu Sale
The five appointees who will be serving their second and final tenure are:
1. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano – A.Z. Mohammed
2. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi – Anthony Igwegbe
3. Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo – Wiza Inusa
4. Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar – Joseph Okegbe
5. Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin-City – Sunday Olotu


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