A former Minister of Health and Co-Lead, Nigeria Ebola Response Team, between March 2015 and May 2015, Dr Haliru Alhassan, is dead.
Alhassan, who was until his demise, the Chairman, Governing Board, Health Services Management Board, Sokoto State, reportedly died on Sunday in Sokoto.
Nasir Daniya, Director General, Information and Communication Technology Directorate, Sokoto State Government, confirmed the former minister’s death via Twitter.
“Just hearing of the death of former Minister of Health, Chairman, Governing Board of Health Services Management Board, Sokoto State, Dr Haliru Alhassan. May his soul rest in peace. Amin,” Daniya wrote on Sunday.
The LinkedIn profile of the late Alhassan showed that he served as Chairman, Governing Board, Health Services Management Board, Sokoto State from September 2019 till his passing on Sunday.
It also showed that he was the former Minister of Health, Co-Lead Nigeria Ebola Response Team, between March 2015 and May 2015.
Information available on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health showed that Alhassan was the Minister of State for Health and Chairman Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication in Nigeria between February 2014 and March 2015.
His profile also showed that he was a graduate of Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria where he studied Medicine between 1982 and 1988 before proceeding to bag a Master’s degree in Tropical Paediatrics at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine from 1994 to 1995.