Buhari establishes Centre for Nigeria’s senior citizens


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take-off of the National Senior Citizens Centre. He has also approved the constitution of its 12-member board with immediate effect.

This was disclosed in a statement yesterday by Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The statement explained that the National Senior Citizens Centre will cater for the needs of senior citizens, aged 70 and above, by providing adequate social services to them and improving their quality of life.

President Buhari has also appointed Muhammad Muhammad, a retired air vice-marshal, as the Chairman of the Board.

The President also approved the appointment of Ahmed Habib as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to replace Muhammad who is now Chairman of the National Senior Citizens Centre.

The appointments are for an initial period of four years.


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