The Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari has effected a new appointment of one of the federal establishments.
The appointment is coming at a time when the Buhari government is rounding off its first term in office and getting set to for its second term in office which will see more appointments at the federal level.
In this recent development, the federal government approved the appointment of Prof Ahmed Hamidu as the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Making the decision known in a statement signed by Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja, the appointment is said to be for a term of four years with effect from May 14th.
According to PM News, Congratulating Hamidu on his new appointment, the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, reminded him of the enormous responsibilities of his office and the yearnings of Nigerians for an effective and responsive healthcare delivery system.
Adewole further urged the new CMD to consolidate and improve upon his predecessor’s achievements to justify the confidence reposed in him by Mr President.
In another development, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday thanked President Buhari for how he related with him.
Amaechi specifically expressed his gratitude to President Buhari for not converting him to Islam, saying he was misunderstood and criticised for associating with the President. Amaechi stated this on Wednesday at the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council. The former Rivers State Governor narrated how he was almost chased out of Christ the King Catholic Church in 2014 for supporting the President, whom they alleged was trying to Islamise the country, NAN reports.
“Mr. President, let me thank you for not converting me to Islam. I say that specifically because in 2014 when I walked into Christ the King Catholic Church, I was literally chased out of the church as a governor because I was accused of supporting a man whose agenda was to Islamise Nigeria.
“And in Rivers state they began to call me `Alhaji Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi’. I thank you because they have dropped the `Alhaji’ and back to Mr Chibuike Amaechi,’’ he said.
Amaechi said some persons initially thought that the president would be an autocratic leader only for him to turn out to be an “extreme democrat’’.
“I was told in the course of the campaign that you were autocratic and therefore you would not be democratic. Most of us are not happy that you have moved from your autocratic nature to an extreme democrat that everything puts to test of the people, to the extent that the people now feel that the only way things can go on in this country is by the rule of law.
“We all know that the rule of law is the beginning and the end of this government. Talking about the financial impunity that we saw before, people were making money without having any productive capacity for that,’’ he said.
Amaechi had received serious criticisms from some quarters for reportedly saying that the Igbo will not produce the next President in Nigeria in 2023 when the second term of President Buhari expires.
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