President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, for a second and final term of four years.
The reappointment is contained in a letter dated October 6, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The re-appointment, according to the letter, is with effect from January 10, 2021.
In the letter, President Buhari congratulated Dr Faisal Shuaib on his re – appointment and wished him the very best in his second term which begins on January 10, 2021.
A statement by the Head, Public Relations Unit of the NPHCDA, Mohammd Ohitoto, recalled that Dr. Faisal Shuaib, a Medical Doctor and Public Health Specialist was before his first appointment in January 2017, a Senior Programme Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) at Seattle, USA.
Prior to joining the BMGF, the statement further recalled, Dr. Shuaib oversaw Nigeria’s successful response to the Ebola Disease Outbreak in 2014, as the Head/Coordinator of the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre.
During his first tenure, Dr. Shuaib coordinated Nigeria’s Polio Eradication Initiatives which culminated in the certification of Nigeria and Africa as Wild Polio Virus free by the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 25, 2020.