The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the renewal of the appointment of Dr Gambo Aliyu as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS.
The Head of Public Relations and Protocol of NACA, Toyin Aderibigbe made this known in a press statement made available to The PUNCH on Friday.
According to the statement, the approval of his reappointment was conveyed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Aliyu was first appointed on June 26, 2019, after his predecessor, Prof Sani Aliyu, resigned from the agency one year before the end of his tenure.
According to the statement, the reappointment of Dr Aliyu takes effect from June 26, 2023, for a final term of four years.
The statement also noted that the Chief Executive Officer at The National Lottery Trust Fund, Bello Maigari for another four-year tenure effective from February 26, 2023.
“The President has equally renewed the appointment of Dr Gambo Aliyu as Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS for a final term of four years effective from June 26, 2023.
“A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation says President Buhari congratulates both appointees and urges them to bring their wealth of experience to bear on their duties,” the statement read in part.
Aliyu, who is an epidemiologist and Public Health expert, attended the Ahmadu Bello University of Zaria, Nigeria, where he obtained Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1995, before he proceeded to the University of Maryland to obtain PhD in Epidemiology in 2012.
He was the chief of party for the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey until his appointment at NACA.