The Executive Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku has approved the appointment of Dr. Danjuma Garba as the new Director-General of the Taraba state AIDS Control Agency (TACA).

This was contained in a Press Release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Hassan Mijinyawa and dated 20/02/2020.

Dr. Danjuma Garba who is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians, holds an MBBS Degree from the University of Maiduguri and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Leeds, London.

He has worked with World Bank – Financial Projects for over fifteen (15) years and was the Project Manager of the Taraba state HIV/AIDS Programme Development Project II as well as the Director HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support of TACA.

Dr. Garba possesses wealth of experience in implementing healthcare projects in Nigeria and was the pioneer State Coordinator of the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) and was also the northeast coordinator of Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAILS), supported by Maryland Global Initiative Cooperation and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States.

According to the Press Release, his appointment is with immediate effect from the 6th of February 2020.