Attention to detail: Minister still on government website over a year after he resigned and seems Jonathan's aides can't spell either.....

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Nigeria's former Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate seemingly still has his profile on the website of the Nigerian government even though he resigned from his post over a year ago.

Ironically enough, that same page has the correct profile of the current Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu.

Dr. Pate was a one-time Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
He resigned his position on July 24 2013 to join Duke University’s Global Health Institute in the United States.

The current occupant of Dr. Pate's former office is Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, a former Director of Medical Services and Public Health at the Ministry of Health.

Such lack of attention-to-detail and general sense of disorganization can generally be seen across various structures of the Jonathan administration.

A website update to include an image upload of the current occupant of the office should be rather easy, but then again, with the laissez-faire disposition one has come to associate with most things in the halls of government in Nigeria, this should come as no surprise.

Even on President Goodluck Jonathan's LinkedIn page, the word 'Federal' is spelled as both 'Fedral' and 'Federal' in the same sentence.

It would seem that none of the president's '36 connections' thought much of the apparent error on a professional page of the leader of the most populous and influential black nation on earth, enough to bring it to his attention.  

On the other hand, when your connections include the likes of Asari Dokubo (Mr. 'he no fit), it becomes easy to see why that obvious 'anomaly' has been there since Jonathan assumed office. 

Honourable Minister of State Health Dr Muhammad Ali Pate

Dr Muhammad Ali Pate (Born 6 September 1968) is Minister for State for Health in Nigeria. His appointment in July 2011 follows his success as the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in Abuja, Nigeria.He also serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum.Dr Pate is an American Board-Certified MD in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, with an MBA (Health Sector Concentration) from Duke University USA.He also has a Masters in Health System Management from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Global Health of the Duke University Global Health Institute. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Vaccination and Humanitarian Emergencies at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva.


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