Borno Gets New ED Primary Healthcare Agency, GM REB
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointments of Dr Lawi Auta Mshelia and Engr Abba Kyari as Acting Executive Director, Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) and General Manager of Borno State Rural Electrification Board (REB) respectively.
The Governor in s statement signed BH his Special Adviser on Communication’s, Malam Isa Gusau, in Maiduguri yesterday said Dr Mshelia will be replacing Dr Goni Abba at the Primary Health Care Development Agency.
The Agency’s outgoing E.D, Dr Goni Abba, is to assume a new office as Director of Public Health at the Borno State Ministry of Health, which is the office Dr Mshelia is leaving,.
The Governor in the statement, deeply appreciates the services of the outgoing ED and urges him to deploy his experience, especially the one gained from the SPHCDA, to the State Ministry of Health towards enhanced public health services to for the well being of Borno’s people.
The new Executive Director, Dr Lawi Auta Mshelia, a 60-year old public health specialist who hails from Hawul Local Government Area in Borno State, holds a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Royal Tropical Institute, KIT in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
He also holds MBBS from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, after attending Federal Government College Odogbolu in Ogun State, also attended numerous public health courses across Nigeria.
An author of research publications on some infectious diseases and other aspects of public health, Dr Mshelia has attended courses with certificates on different aspects of public health at countries in Europe, East Africa, West Africa and South-Central Africa.
Dr Mshelia has in addition to his routine responsibilities at the Ministry of Health, chaired and served as member of several committees which bothered on public health care over the years.
While Engr Kyari is moving from being director of electrical engineering at the Ministry of Housing and Energy to becoming GM of REB, following retirement of the former GM, Engr Jacob Taru Katambi in February 2022.
A 58 year old Kyari who hails from Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr Kyari holds a Bachelors Degree (B.Eng) in Electrical Electronics from University of Maiduguri and a National Diploma in Electrical Electronics from Ramat Polytechnic. He attended Government Day Secondary School, Monguno and Monguno Central Primary School.
The new GM has gained substantial experience from over 30 years of services from his earliest position as Assistant Technical Officer and later Chief Technical Officer at the former Ministry of Works and Housing from 1990 to 2007 before he became director of electrical engineering services at the Ministry of Housing and Energy in 2007.
Engr Kyari has attended courses related to electrical engineering within Nigeria.
Governor Zulum congratulates the new General Manager of Borno State Rural Electrification Board (REB) and Acting Executive Director, Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), and urges them to give their very best to the service of Borno people, Gusau concluded in the statement.