Tinubu’s administration announced the appointment of 11 new Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) at various Federal Government-established medical facilities around the country. The Federal Ministry of Health’s (FMoH) Director of Press, Patricia Deworitshe, announced the momentous change in a press statement. On Thursday, the press release was made public.
Kachollom Daju, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, handed the letters of appointment, which outline a four-year starting tenure for each newly appointed CMD. The appointments are scheduled to begin on August 1, 2023.
The newly appointed CMDs and their respective assignments are as follows:
Prof Nyandanti Yakub Wilberforce – Federal Medical Centre, Hong, Adamawa State.
Prof Issa Baba Awoye – Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Buddo-Egba, Kwara State.
Dr Umar Faruk Abdumajid – FMC, Daura, Katsina State.
Dr Muhammad Shittu Adamu – FMC, Wase, Plateau.
Prof Shuaibu Jauro Yahya – FMC, Mubi, Adamawa State.
Dr Mercy Anugwu – FMC, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Prof Auwalu Sani Salihu – FNPH, Dawanau, Kano State.
Prof Rufai Ahmed – Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria.
Prof Mangwa Kortar – FMC, Makurdi, Benue State.
Prof Robinson Chukwudi Onoh – Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
Dr Nurudeen Isa – National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Kano State.