Buhari renews tenure of NPHCDA boss, Faisal

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Dr Faisal Shuaib, NPHCDA boss

ABUJA – has approved renewal of appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as Executive Director/CEO of National Primary Health Care Development Agency for a second and term of four years.


In a letter dated 6th October 2020 and signed by Secretary to of Federation, Boss Mustapha, re-appointment is with effect from 10th of January 2021.

Dr. Faisal Shuaib, a and public health specialist was before his first appointment in January 2017, a Senior Programme at the Bill and Melinda Gates (BMGF) at Seattle, USA. Prior to joining the BMGF, Dr. Faisal Shuaib oversaw Nigeria’s response to the Ebola Outbreak in 2014, as the Head/Coordinator of the Ebola Emergency Centre.

Dr Faisal Shuaib, NPHCDA boss

During his first tenure, Dr.Shuaib coordinated Nigeria’s Polio Eradication Initiatives which culminated in the certification of Nigeria and as Wild Polio Virus free by the World Health Organization () on 25th of August 2020.

In the letter, Mr President congratulated Dr Faisal Shuaib on his re – appointment and wished him the very best in his second term which begins on 10th January 2021.