-As Buhari suspends former NSITF boss, others
Pharm. (Dr) Kelly Nwagha, has been appointed as the acting managing director/CEO of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF.
His appointment came Thursday as President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the former managing director/chief executive officer of NSITF, Adebayo Somefun indefinitely, over financial misconduct.
Nwagha, who will assume the position of acting managing director/CEO, NSITF on Monday, was prior to his new appointment the general manager of the Health, Safety and Environment Department, of the agency.
A Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (FPSN), he is a dedicated and highly accomplished pharmacist, healthcare, safety and health, management, marketing and leadership professional with over 30 years of extensive experience.
He has an in-depth focus in multi-disciplinary, multi-departmental and patient and employee care services in Occupational Health, Safety & Environment (OHSE), sales/marketing, leadership, enforcement and regulatory compliance, community relations, social security programmes, projects management, procurement & logistics, government and public administration.
He is a creative, proactive, articulate, analytical, consummate and confident decision maker and leader with impressive record in delivering significant results through quality improvement, staff development, resource and physical management quality, mentoring, coaching and developing people.
Dr Nwagha’s academic profile depicts that of a consummate professional with generalistic outlook. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, from the prestigious University of Nigeria, a postgraduate Diploma in Management from University of Calabar; an MBA in Marketing, from Imo State University; a ‘Masters degree in Public Health, MPH’ (In view) from Imo State University; a graduate professional certification in procurement from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN), a Doctorate degree in Global Business and Leadership from California Intercontinental University, Irvine, California, USA.
He has also got graduate certification course qualifications in : Leadership and Management in Health, from University of Washington, USA; Project Management in Health, from University of Washington, USA: Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health, ( An economic Health and Safety program) from Harvard University, USA:
Graduate course in the use of RAMPS 1, 2 and proficiency in using RAMP for Risk Management of Work-Related Injuries (RAMP03.1x), Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (KTH) Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Nwagha is a certified Lead Auditor in Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, (OHSAS) (BS OHSAS 18001:2007), IRCA; Lead Auditor in ISO 27001:2013.
He also has World Safety Organization (WSO) certification (Levels I, II & III) in Occupational Safety & Health (OSH). He is a National Institute of Health (NIH) certified researcher.
In addition, he has undertaken numerous international and local courses in Pharmacy management, health and safety, leadership and strategy, regulatory and compliance, marketing and sales, policy and public administration, etc.
He belongs to the following professional bodies :
Fellow, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN); Fellow, Corporate Institute of Risk & Safety Management of Nigeria; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Financial & Investment Analyst of Nigeria; Doctoral Fellow, Chartered Institute of Financial & Investment Analyst of South Africa; Fellow, OSH Association, United Kingdom, Nigeria Chapter; Member, Nigerian Association of Pharmacists & Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas Inc. (NAPPSA); Member, Fédération Internationale de Pharmaceutique (FIP), Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Mgt of Nigeria (CIPSMN).
He is the Focal Officer for Nigeria International Labour Organisation (ILO) LEGOSH team.
The management and staff of Pharmanews Ltd join his family and friends in wishing him a successful administration with divine guidance and wisdom for better performance.