President Buhari appoints new CEOs for NHIS, NCDC

Gloria Essien, Abuja

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

Following the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf who has been on administrative leave.

President Buhari also approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo, as the new Executive Secretary of the Health Insurance Scheme.

Similarly, 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 Andreas Ihekweazu as Director General (DG) of the 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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