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President Buhari Appoints New Head For Tertiary Health Institutions

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed four persons to head major health institutions across Nigeria.

The president appointed Ajayi Adekunle as Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Ekiti State.

He appointed Henry Ugboma as Chief Medical Director, University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

He appointed T.O. Adebowale as Medical Director, Neuro-Psychiatric, Aro, Abeakuta, Ogun State and Achigbu Kinsley as Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State.

The appointments were disclosed in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

The appointments of the new officials are for a term of four years from December 31, 2017.

It will be recalled that sometimes last year, the media had been agog with reports that about twenty tertiary health institutions, did not have Chief Medical officers and were being run by interim heads for between six months to two years, against the provision of the Acts that established them.

Out of these 20, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, while in acting capacity as the president, had approved appointment of 14 heads for the tertiary health institutions.

The four announced on Wednesday are also part of the 20.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, according to the statement, congratulated the new appointees and charged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the presidentt

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