President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency for a second and final term of four years.
In a letter dated October 6, 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the re-appointment will be with effect from January 10, 2021.
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 at Seattle, United States of America.
Prior to joining the BMGF, 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, 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 on August 25, 2020.
In the letter, the President congratulated Dr. Shuaib on his re-appointment and wished him the very best in his second term, which begins on January 10, 2021.