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President approves Aliyu’s appointment as NACA DG


President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Dr. Gambo Gumel Aliyu, as the Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).

According to a statement issued by the Head, Public Relations and Protocol, Toyin Aderibigbe, the appointment was announced by Permanent Secretary, General Services, Office of Secretary of the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Olusegun Adekunle, who said the appointment is for an initial term of four years and takes effect from June 26, 2019.

The new DG is an Epidemiologist and Public Health Specialist. He was the Chief of Party for the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) until his appointment.

He attended Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) of Zaria, Nigeria, where he obtained Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1995, later proceed to University of Maryland, to obtain PhD in Epidemiology in 2012.

Dr. Gambo Gumel Aliyu takes over from the Dr Sani Aliyu whose tenure runs until July 2020 but resigned as DG NACA to pursue other aspirations.

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