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Buhari Appoints Bupwatda As New JUTH CMD




Dr Pokop Bupwatda has been appointed as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Bupwatda in a statement issued on Thursday by the Deputy Spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Health, Ahmadu Chindaya.

Chindaya said that Bupwatda’s appointment was conveyed in a letter signed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.

He stated that Bupwatda’s appointment took effect on August 30, 2022, and would run for an initial tenure of four years.


Presenting the letter to Bupwatda, the minister charged him to strive to add value to the facility in order to improve the economy and also justify the confidence reposed in him by the president.

“The health sector is a key sector of the economy, you should strive to improve on the health facility in your domain, take more responsibility to improve the economy and the condition of the teaching hospital,’’ Ehanire said.

The statement quoted the new CMD as expressing his appreciation to Buhari for finding him worthy and also assured him that he would not disappoint the nation.


Bupwatda pledged to work with all stakeholders to improve the hospital’s lot.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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