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Tinubu appoints CMDs of Federal Medical Centres in Bayelsa, FCT

*The Federal Government says President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expects the newly-appointed Chief Medical Directors of Federal Medical Centres, in Yenagoa and Abuja, will leverage their vast experience and professional competence to facilitate the consistent delivery of quality healthcare services to all Nigerian consumers

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. James Enimi Omietimi as Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, in Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria, for an initial term of four years, and reappointment of Prof. Sa’ad Aliyu Ahmed as Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, for a second term of four more years.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who disclosed this development in a statement issued Thursday, March 15, 2024, said Dr. Omietimi is an accomplished medical professional.

He graduated from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), in Rivers State, in 1994, with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS), and began his medical career with specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The statement noted that the new CMD of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa has held various leadership positions, including President of the Association of Resident Doctors and Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Bayelsa State.

He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.

Also, the Federal Government said Dr. Sa’ad Ahmed is a distinguished Professor of Pathology at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, in Kaduna State, concurrently serving as the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, FCT, for four years during his initial tenure.

The Presidential media aide stated Ahmed holds Fellowships from esteemed institutions, such as the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, the International College of Surgeons (USA), the College of American Pathologists (USA), and the Central East and Southern Africa College of Pathology (South Africa).

Ngelale said: “The President expects that the newly-appointed Chief Medical Directors, leveraging their vast experience and professional competence, will facilitate the consistent delivery of quality healthcare services to all Nigerians.

“This is in tandem with the Renewed Hope Agenda of ensuring that all services in federal government hospitals are world-class, people-centred, and delivered in accordance with best industry practice.”

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