Koroma is new FAO Country Representative for Nigeria
Governors’ forum gets new Health Coordinator
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has engaged a new Health Coordinator to run its programmes in the health sector. He is Dr. Ahmad Abdulwahab, an experienced Public Health/ Health Systems expert with over 20 years’ experience in the health sector both within and outside the country.
Dr. Abdulwahab will function as an embedded Mr Suffyan Koroma has been appointed as the new Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Country Representative for Nigeria.
Mr Koroma, from Sierra Leone, was before his recent appointment, a Senior Economist, FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF) in Accra, Ghana. consultant at the forum’s health sector where the NGF has recorded a series of successes including getting Nigeria delisted from the group of polio ridden countries of the world.
He has worked with both government and International organisations. He was a Director of Public Health in the Yobe State Ministry of Health; a State
He has over 20 years’ experience with FAO working at its headquarters in Rome, Italy as an economist, policy and programme adviser and technical support specialist in the areas of agriculture, food security, trade and commodity market development with national governments, regional economic communities and the African Union/Nepad Planning and Coordination Team Manager, Deputy National Programme Manager and subsequently the National Programme Manager of the 65-million Pounds DFID-funded PRRINN-MNCH programme.
His last assignment before joining the NGF secretariat is being the Deputy Country Director/Programme Director Essential Medicines, with the Clinton Health Agency.
He has also worked extensively in Asia and the Caribbean.
Koroma, after submitting his letter of commission to the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja, assured that FAO, , would contribute significantly to the Nigeria’s economic recovery and growth plan, which has agriculture and food security as one of its main objectives. Initiatives (CHAI) in Nigeria. He is also a consultant to Health Information Systems project, based in South Africa on the Global Health Security Health Agenda. He has also worked with several other programmes managed/ funded by WHO, UNICEF, USAID, DFID, NORAD, CIDA, NORAD, BMGF, Netherland Leprosy Relief, World Bank and Global Fund.