Nigeria has again lost a prominent figure to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dr Haliru Alhassan, a former Nigerian minister of Health is dead. The former Minister who was presently on a political appointment as the Chairman, Governing Board, Health Services Management Board, Sokoto State, before his demise has been reported dead on the 10th of May in Sokoto.
His death was confirmed by the Director General, Information and Communication Technology Directorate, Sokoto State Government, Nasir Daniya, via his twitter page.
Biography of late former Minister of Health- Coronavirus
The late minister died at 66 years of age with the cause of his death undisclosed.
He was a graduate of Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He graduated after the completion of his study of Medicine in 1988 and went further for a Master’s degree in Tropical Paediatrics at Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine from 1994 to 1995.
He had served as Chairman, Governing Board, Health Services Management Board, Sokoto State from September 2019 till his demise. He was also a Co-Lead on the Nigeria Ebola Response Team, between March 2015 and May 2015, the late Minister also held the position of State for Health and Chairman Presidential Task Force On Polio Eradication in Nigeria between February 2014 and March 2015.
He will be truly missed by Family and loved ones.