Zulum sacks health commissioner, asks Prof Marte to oversee ministry

From; Adamu Aliyu Ngulde, Maiduguri

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has relieved the state’s commissioner of health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura, of his appointment. 

Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Relations and Strategy, Isa Umar 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 Governor Zulum expressed gratitude to Dr 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.

He added that Governor Zulum had directed his chief of staff, Professor Isa Marte Hussani who is a professor of pharmacology and 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.

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