President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA for a second and final term of four years.

According to a letter dated October 6, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the re-appointment will take effect from January 10, 2021.

In the letter, the President congratulated Mr Shuaib on his re-appointment, wishing him the very best in his second term.

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, Mr 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, Mr 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.

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