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Buhari Inaugurates Nigeria End Malaria Council, Names Dangote as Chair

The high-level individuals will oversee the country’s journey towards malaria elimination and ensure sufficient resources are available to achieve it.

PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES NIGERIA END MALARIA COUNCIL 1A&B. L-R; Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Chairman of the Nigeria End Malaria Council (NEMC) and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and President Muhammadu Buhari during the inauguration/Launch of the Nigeria End Malaria (NEMC) held at the Presidential Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUG 16TH 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Nigeria End Malaria Council (NEMC).

The 16 member council, led by Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group, was inaugurated on Tuesday at the state house, Abuja.

The high-level council of individuals from public and private sector, convened by President Buhari will oversee the country’s journey towards malaria elimination and ensure that sufficient resources are available to achieve it.

PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES NIGERIA END MALARIA COUNCIL 00A. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the guest during the inauguration/Launch of the Nigeria End Malaria (NEMC) held at the Presidential Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUG 16TH 2022

The Council members are: Shehu Ibrahim, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Vice President on Political and Economic Affairs, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Sen. Yahaya Oloriegbe, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Hon. Abubakar Dahiru, Chairman, House Committee on AIDS, TB and Malaria, Dr Ehanire, Hon. Ekumankama, Mahmuda Mamman, Permanent Secretary, Federal Minister of Health.

PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES NIGERIA END MALARIA COUNCIL 8. Member Nigeria End Malaria Council (NEMC), John Cardinal Olorunfemi Onaiyekan,. Minister of State for Health, Hon Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Chairman of the Nigeria End Malaria Council (NEMC) and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President Muhammadu Buhari, SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari during the inauguration/Launch of the Nigeria End Malaria (NEMC) held at the Presidential Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUG 16TH 2022

Others include, Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Board of Directors, UBA, Folurunsho Alakija, CEO, Rose of Sharon Group, Herbert Wigwe, CEO, Access Bank, Femi Otedola, CEO Forte Oil, Hajiya Lami Lau, President, National Council of Women Societies, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Emertius Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, Alhaja Rafiyat Sanni, National Amira, Federation of Muslim Women Nigeria (FOWAN) and Dr Perpetua Uhomoibhi, NEMC Secretariat/National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP).

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