Health ministry denies fake Twitter account of newly appointed minister

THE Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) on Thursday denied a Twitter account @osagieehanire registered in the name of the newly inaugurated Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

The ministry advised the public to disregard the unverified Twitter handle.



    Ehanire was among the cabinet members sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He was the minister of state for health during Buhari’s first tenure in office.

    He is to be assisted by Sen. Adeleke Mamora as junior minister attached to the ministry.

    The Health Ministry, via its verified handle @Fmohnigeria, however, tagged Mrs. Akinola Boade, the Director of Media and Public Relations for the ministry @akinolaboade, Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) @Chikwe_I, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) @drfaisalshuaib and Dr. Ngozi Azodoh, Director Special projects and National Coordinator Health Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Nigeria @Dr_NRC_Azodoh.


    Osagie, a surgeon attended the College of Medicine, Ludwig, Maximillians University, Munich. He also holds postgraduate Diplomas from the Teaching Hospital of the University of Düsseldorf and Essen, Germany in the areas of Anesthesiology, General Surgery, and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.

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