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Buhari Reappoints Prof. Ekele As CMD UATH

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Buhari Reappoints Prof. Ekele As CMD UATH

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reappointed Prof. Bissallah Ahmed Ekele, as the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, Abuja.

The President in a statement released on Tuesday, noted that the appointment of Prof. Ekele would last for another term of four years.

Buhari while congratulating him on his reappointment, charged him to use the opportunity to continue with the development of the hospital and health sector in the country.

“Prof. Ekele officially took over from the Acting CMD, Dr A.S. Haruna, on July 3, 2017, and has performed creditably well in infrastructural development, research, clinical services and industrial relations, among others,” the statement added

Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that ambassadorial appointments are based on merit and track records.

Speaking on Sunday at a send-off dinner in honour of Nigeria’s ambassador-designate to Qatar, Yakubu Ahmed, Onyeama said persons appointed as ambassadors must have a proven track record, experience, and professionalism in foreign service.

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