The Presidency on Tuesday debunked the insinuation that former Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids, NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu, was sacked.
He voluntarily resigned, said the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
Shehu made the clarification on his Facebook page.
His words: “Dr Sani Aliyu, the erstwhile Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids, resigned voluntarily and this was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This distinguished Nigerian resigned in order to give full attention to his pursuit of an important UN job.
“In this regard, false reporting to the effect that he was sacked for one reason or the other is unhelpful to his legitimate aspiration. He left on his own.’’
The Permanent Secretary, General Services in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, had earlier announced the appointment of Gambo Aliyu as the new Director-General of NACA.
In a statement he issued, he explained that the appointment of the new head of NACA was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Aliyu’s appointment as the Director-General of the agency will be for an initial term of four years.