Professor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has relieved the state’s commissioner of health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura, of his position.
The Governor’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced this on Tuesday in Maiduguri, noted that Governor Zulum’s directive was part of necessary measures to reposition the ministry.
Gusau said in a statement that Governor Zulum expresses gratitude to Dr Salihu Kwayabura for his immense contributions to the development of Borno’s public health sector in nearly two years of the current administration, and the years he had served under the previous administration.
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The spokesman announced that Governor Zulum has directed his chief of staff, Professor Isa Hussani Marte, who is a professor of pharmacology, a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science with specialty in cancer research, to oversee the state’s ministry of health pending the appointment of a substantive commissioner.