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FMC Abuja: Buhari appoints Prof. Saad Ahmed as CMD

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof, Saad Ahmed as the new Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jabi, Abuja.

According to a statement released on Wednesday by Eunice Akro, Assistant Director, Press and Publicity in the Ministry of Health, (FMOH), in Abuja, the appointment of Ahmed takes effect on Feb. 16, 2020.

Congratulating the medical director on his appointment, the Minister, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, asked Ahmed to do his best at improving on the achievements already attained at the hospital.

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Mamora advised him to focus more on service performance in order to build public trust in the health sector.

“This can be achieved by treating patients with respect. Also, work in harmony with all stakeholders in the sector and Nigerians,” he advised.

He urged him to work harmoniously with the Board members in order to surpass the legacy that was already in place at the hospital as this would go a long way to justify the confidence reposed in him by President Buhari.

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Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board of the FMC, Jabi, Dr Alex Ideh thanked the FMoH for the support demonstrated during the process which led to the appointment, while pledging the cooperation of the Board to the new MD to enable him succeed in his mandate.

Newsmen report that before his appointment as FCM CMD,  Ahmed was a Professor of Pathology with the Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria, Zaria, Kaduna State.

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He also specialises in Anatomic pathology.

 

 

 

 

 

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Onigbongbo LCDA chair didn’t die from COVID-19, says council secretary

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Following the death of the Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area Chairman [LCDA] in Lagos State, Babatunde Oke, his Chief Press Secretary [CPS] has clarified the circumstances that led to his boss’ demise.

WuzupNigeria reports that the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, said Oke died from COVID-19 complications.

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He condoled with the people of the LCDA and described Oke’s death as a big loss to the state.

But in a press statement, the council CPS, Ishmaeel Akerele, said the council boss did not die from COVID-19.

In the statement titled, ‘Hon Babatunde Oke’s death was not related to COVID-19 complications’, Akerele noted that his boss died “after a brief illness.”

“While we reflect on the passing of a great leader and astute politician, rumour mongers must not use this medium to distract his immediate families and political associates from the peaceful mourning the late Hon. Babatunde Oke deserves,” he added.

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Makinde approves promotion, payment of gratuities to 97 sacked workers

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the promotion and payment of gratuity to 97 civil servants dismissed in 2012.

Recall that the 97 workers were dismissed in 2012 during the administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The workers were, however, recalled by the present administration of Makinde.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, who spoke after the State’s weekly virtual executive council meeting, said that the payment of and promotion of the staff was in consonance with the policy of Makinde administration.

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Olatubosun said,

“97 civil servants dismissed in 2012 were recalled the moment this administration got into office. The executive council, today, approved their rotational promotion and payment of gratuity to the concerned ones among them.

“This is in furtherance of the present administration’s drive to give cause for the working population to be happy for the job they do; it is also a testament to the fact that this is a government with large heart, that caters for the welfare of all.”

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Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, goes back to school

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Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is returning to school in the United Kingdom in October.

He is scheduled to start a fellowship program at the African Studies Centre of Oxford University.

Sanusi will be enrolling there as a Visiting Fellow (Academic Visitor) at the Centre for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Oxford University’s African Studies Centre is one of the world’s leading Centres of African Studies.

According to the Centre, Sanusi intends to use the fellowship to write a book around the theme: ‘Central Bank Response to Global Financial Crisis: A Case Study of the Central Bank of Nigeria 2009-2013.’

This will be based on his experience as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and as a banker and public intellectual.

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Sanusi served as the Governor of the CBN from 2009 to 2014.

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