In accordance to the provision of the Acts that established tertiary health institution across the country, the Federal Government of Nigeria, Wednesday, appointed four new heads to pilot the affairs of the four health institutions in the country.
The appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari, were announced via a press release from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). Below are the names of the new heads and designation:
Ajayi Adekunle was appointed as Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Also appointed was Henry Ugboma as Chief Medical Director, University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
He appointed T.O. Adebowale as Medical Director, Neuro-Psychiatric, Aro, Abeakuta, Ogun State and Achigbu Kinsley as Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State.
While the appointments were described as long overdue from some quarters, it was stated that the tenure of the new officials will be for four years from December 31, 2017.
Reports also had it that prior to the appointment of the new officials, 20 out of 52 tertiary health institutions in Nigeria were been run by interim heads for between six months to two years, contrary to the established policy.
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, according to the statement, congratulated the new appointees and charged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the president.