President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Dr Gambo Gumel Aliyu as the Director-General of the national Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA).
Naija News reports that the appointment of the new DG of NACA will last for an initial term of four (4) years.
Dr Gambo Gumel Aliyu’s appointment was made known in a statement by the Permanent Secretary General Services Office (OSGF), Olusegun Adekunle.
According to Adekunle, the appointment was in line with the provision of Section 8, Sub-Section (4) of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (Establishment) Act, 2007.
The new NACA DG’s appointment takes effect from 26th June 2019.
Dr Aliyu is a Public Health Physician with a background in HIV Epidemiology and Disease Prevention.
He was the Country Director, the University of Maryland Programmes in Nigeria before his appointment by President Buhari.