President Muhammadu Buhari appoints new director-general for Nigeria’s industrial research institute.

Written by on May 20, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Adamu Tutuwa as the new director-general and chief executive officer of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, (FIIRO).

In a terse statement shared by the agency’s public relations officer, Christopher Olumuyiwa, he said the appointment takes effect on May 10, for a renewable term of five years.

The new development may have put an end to the prolonged leadership crisis rocking the agency since the exit of its immediate past substantive DG, Gloria Elemo, in 2019 after the appointment of Chima Igwe as acting DG was reversed over an allegation of fake doctoral certificate.

Mr Igwe was replaced by Yemi Asagbara as acting director until the latest appointment of Mrs Adamu as a substantive director general.

Seun Fakorede

—— President Muhammadu Buhari signs National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into law.

In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into law.

Presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the bill repeals “the National Health Insurance Scheme Act, Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004”.

According to President Buhari, a Fund will be set up to ensure coverage of eighty-three million poor Nigerians who cannot afford to pay premiums as recommended by the Lancet Nigeria Commission.

President Buhari also noted that the Authority will liaise with state government Health Insurance Schemes to accredit primary and secondary health facilities and enroll Nigerians into the scheme.

He said that it was part of moves to ensure the delivery of quality health care, even as the Act also enables the Authority and state governments to develop information management systems and digital records to enhance data collection, monitoring, and quality assurance.

Kevin Madu

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