Former Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Pate, has described Mr. Chinedu Moghalu’s new appointment as the Head, Communications and Advocacy for the Africa Risk Capacity / United Nations World Food Programme (ARC/WFP) as well deserved.
Pate hinged his comments on the appointee’s wealth of experience in programme communication and his academic and professional competencies, saying that in the new position, he represents the “Real African Union Ambassador.”
The former minister, who is the Chairman of Chigari Foundation, in a statement recalled Moghalu’s invaluable contributions as Board Member of the Foundation to the success of the organisation in identifying and engaging Traditional Leaders in Northern Nigeria in Primary Healthcare delivery.
He stated: “He is a treasured asset for us at the Chigari Foundation and will be Nigeria’s ambassador par excellence at the ARC/WFP, in Johannesburg, South Africa.”
“We are proud of his appointment. There couldn’t have been a better candidate for the job than him. His wealth of experience as programme communication specialist at (NEXIM) Bank, his stay at Chigari Foundation as Board member is exemplary, and we are very proud of his appointment,” Pate added.
The former health Minister noted that given the new appointee’s educational qualifiecations and cognate experiences garnered over the years, he had no fears that Moghalu would perform excellently and prove his mettle as a symbol of excellence.
The appointment of Chinedu Moghalu, Pate further added, is coming at the right time when global efforts are geared towards responding to the challenges of climate change and natural disaster risk management through strategic communications to the Member States and the international community in the bid to secure commitment through boosting resource mobilisation.
Prior to his latest appointment, Moghalu served as the Regional Head of Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) for the South-East and Delta states. Before then, he was also the Head of the Corporate Communication Division at its Abuja headquarters.
He also had more than 10 years of career experience with some United Nations agencies, including the International Labour Organisation and the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Moghalu holds an M.Sc degree in Communications for Development, and other degrees in Political Science, and Law from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Lagos.