Buhari Appoints Aliyu as Director General of NACA

Dr. Gambo Gumel Aliyu

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

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

The appointment is for an initial term of four years in line with the provision of Section 8, Sub-Section (4) of National Agency for the Control of Aids (Establishment) Act, 2007.

A statement confirming the appointment was issued yesterday by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office (OSGF), Olusegun Adekunle, on behalf of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

The appointment is with effect from June 26, 2019.

The appointment is the third to be approved by President Buhari since his inauguration in February for a second term in office.

It followed the renewal of the appointment of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, for a second and final term of four years as well as that of Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary of the

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), following the termination of appointment of Prof. Usman Yusuf, who had been on administrative leave.

Aliyu is a Public Health Physician with background in HIV Epidemiology and Disease Prevention.

Until his appointment, he was the Country Director of University of Maryland programmes in Nigeria.