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Tinubu removes Faisal Shuaib, appoints Aina as NPHCDA executive secretary



President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Muyi Aina as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Aina will replace Dr. Faisal Shuaib who was appointed the NPHCDA executive secretary by former President Muhammadu Buhari on January 17, 2017.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, who confirmed the development in a statement on Friday night in Abuja, said Tinubu also appointed Kelechi Ohiri as the Director-General of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

Aina, a renowned public health specialist, graduated from the University of Ilorin.

He obtained a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University, United States, and holds a Doctorate degree from Johns Hopkins University also in the US.

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On his part, Ohiri served as the Managing Director for Strategy at the Global Alliance for Vaccines in Geneva, Switzerland.

He graduated from the University of Lagos and obtained two Masters degrees in Public Health and Public Policy from Harvard University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government both in the US.

The statement read: “President Bola Tinubu urges the new leadership of these two critical agencies in the sector to prioritize quality, fairness, and accountability in the provision of world-class health care to all segments of the Nigerian society.”

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