President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Gambo Gumel Aliyu as the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) for an initial term of four years.
This followed the exit of the Director-General of the agency, Sani Aliyu, on Tuesday.
According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, General Services at the Office of the Secretary to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Olusegun Adekunle, “the appointment of the new head of NACA was in line with the provision of Section 8, Sub-Section (4) of National Agency for the Control of Aids (Establishment) Act, 2007.
“The appointment is with effect from June 26, 2019.”
The outgoing DG, Aliyu is a public health physician with a background in HIV Epidemiology and Disease Prevention.
Until his appointment in 2016, he was a consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.