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Jonathan approves new boards for teaching hospitals, NAFDAC

By The Citizen
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President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the constitution of the boards of Federal Government University Teaching Hospitals and NAFDAC.

This approval is contained in a statement signed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, and issued in Abuja on Friday.

The statement named the boards as Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Enugu, Obafemi Awolowo Universisty Teaching Hospital and University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), among others.

The new board of ABUTH Zaria has Alhaji Shuaibu Oyedokun as the Chairman, with Dr Mary Paninga, Hon. Makanjuola Ogundipe, Dr Princewill Chike, Dr Ishiaka Salman and Dr Mairo Mandara as members.

Dr Samaila Sambawa would serve as the Chairman of the board of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano (AKTH), with Col. David Imauze, Dr Dennis Ekumaninkama, Ali Tukur Gantsa, Dr Shah Okorie and Mr Adindu Eze as members.

For Otubor Okhae Teaching Hospital, Irrua, the board will be chaired by Hon. Bobolayefa Debekeme, while the members include Dr Edugie Abebe, Mr Zakariya Lagu, Dr Dorcas Onuminya, Mr Ann Alu and Dr Fidelis Babep.

Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife, has Pharm. Mathew Urhoghide as Chairman with the membership of Dr Basir Sule, Mrs Funke Emmanuel, Alhaji Zubairu Abdul-Hamid, Dr George Okpagu and Mrs Patricia Aina.

In the same vein, the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital will be headed by Dr Steve Oru, while members are Sen. Umar Tafida, Engr Umar Mohammed Goni, Alhaji Ola Apena, Prof. Stanley Okolo and Dr Ekuma Orji-Uzor.

The statement also said that the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital board would be led by Dr Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu with Mrs Joyce Bozimo, Hon. Ishola Fulani, Chief Henry Ikoh, Dr Marksen Amaegbe and Pharm. Dan Onwu as members.

Similarly,the board of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital has Maj. Gen. A.B. Mamman as its Chairman, members include Hon. Zakariya'u Galadima, Hon. Ayobami Ola-Oluwa, Mr Gabriel Yabaka, Dr Ifeanyi Nwobodo and Mrs Comfort Otera Chigbue.

The University Teaching Hospital, Enugu, would be chaired by Dr Udeogu Chudi Job, with Dr Ade Dosunmu, Mr Ibe Ejiogu, Charles Nwigbo, Prof. S.K. Gyoh, and Mr Ekpeyong Ita as members.

Jonathan also appointed Col. Austin Okwudiri Akobundu (Rtd) as the Chairman board of University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, with Alhaji Bello Dange, Alh. Ladi Hassan, Prof. Simon Ogamdi and Prof. O.A. Ashiru as members.

The University College Teaching Hospital, Lagos, board will be headed by Dr. Segun Ogundimu, with Dr Valentine Attah, Dr L.M. Soni, Pharm. Samaila Burga and Dr Mike Ileka and Dr N.D. Ukaegbu as members.

For the University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Prof. Emmanuel Ameh would serve as Chairman with members consisting of Prof. Margaret Lodam, Elder Joju Fadairo, Lyndia Ikiomoton, Elder V.V. Mowoe and Prof. Emmanuel Adekeye.

The board of University Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, would be headed Dr Willy Ogbeide, with Sen. Hassan Nasiha, Dr Michael Jimeta, Dr Vincent Ushie, Prof. Isa Hussaini and Mr. A. C. Adiele as members.

The President also appointed Hon. Simon Dogari as the Chairman of Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, with the membership of Nuru Mohammed Dankadai, Mr Bode Obanla, Chief Obinna Ogba, Prof. Sadiq Wali and Dr Lawal Jato Zarami.

The Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, board has Prof. Ivara Esu as the Chairman, with members made up of Barr. Laila Buhari, Mallam Yunus Abdulrahman, Barr. Frank Ejike Oranusi, Dr Hassana Darma and Dr S. O. Ebigwei.

A new board was also constituted for the University Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State with Mrs Olajumoke Anifowoshe as the Chairman, while members were Alhaji Sani Fago, Muh'd H. Envulanza, Anthony Vewham, Dr Mike Ogbalu and Mr Solomon Oladunni.

It is expected that each of the boards of the teaching hospitals shall also have additional institutional representatives as members, including the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Senate of the University.

Other representatives would be the Dean of the Medical School or the Provost College of Medicine of the associate University, Ministry of Health of the State in which the teaching hospital is situated, the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital concerned, and representative of the Vice- Chancellor of the associate university.

Similarly, Jonathan approved a new board for the National Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) with Prof. John Ibru as the Chairman, while members include Pharm. Paul Enebeli, Tukur Fada and Dr S. Bolanle Njoku.

Other members of the NAFDAC board are the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Health and the Director General/Chief Executive of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development.

Members of the board included the Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Chairman of Drug Law Enforcement Agency, representative of the Pharmaceutical Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.

Other members of the board were Chairman of the Pharmacist Board of Nigeria, representative of the Food Beverages Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, and the Director General of NAFDAC.