President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Gambo Gumel Aliyu as the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) for an initial term of four years.
This followed the resignation of the Director-General of the agency, Sani Aliyu, on Tuesday.

According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, General Services at the Office of the Secretary to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Olusegun Adekunle, β€œthe appointment of the new head of NACA was in line with the provision of Section 8, Sub-Section (4) of National Agency for the Control of Aids (Establishment) Act, 2007.

β€œThe appointment is with effect from June 26, 2019.”

The outgoing DG, Aliyu is a public health physician with a background in HIV Epidemiology and Disease Prevention.

Until his appointment in 2016, he was a consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

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

Gambo Aliyu
Face of the New DG of NACA

Courtesy: Dailypost

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