Nigeria's former AIDS agency chief seeks top UN position

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Outgoing DG of National Agency for the Country of AIDs, Sani Aliyu, is one of the five global health experts contesting for the position of ED, UNAIDS.

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On Tuesday, Mr Aliyu’s candidacy got a boost as Nigeria’s immediate past health minister, Isaac Adewole, endorsed him for the job.on Tuesday, Mr Adewole said Mr Aliyu ”had made a lot of impact in the health sector within a short period”. “The five candidates running for the position of UNAIDS Executive Director have each no doubt made significant contributions in their respective fields of endeavour.

“Making little progress in this environment is difficult. The kind of progress we have seen under Dr Aliyu’s leadership has been phenomenal. Dr Aliyu tapped into Nigeria’s secret asset – we have lots of incredibly capable, well trained and competent people who, with the right leadership and incentives, can do incredible things.


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