Pharm. Ateiza S. Issa was born on the March 15, 1961 in Ogaminana Adavi LGA of Kogi State. He is a graduate of Pharmacy and also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration both from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, in the years 1996 and 2000 respectively. He has special interest in Health Economics and has over 30 years of experience in the field of public/community health, Pharmaceutical commodity distribution chain management, project support and implementation.

He engaged in Community Pharmacy Practice as Superintendent Pharmacist (Abuja and Kaduna) from 1988-2001 where he was in charge of the general administration and management of the community Pharmacy outlet and at various times has served in NHIS as Acting Head, Public Sector Division, Niger State Office Coordinator, Chief of Staff to the Executive Secretary and is currently the General Manager, Planning, Research and Monitoring Department. He possesses strong advocacy skills which has ensured a proper working relationship and made him versatile in engaging stakeholders, Government, organised labour and other partners.

Ateiza S. Issa has a vast range of Knowledge having been trained in various field both locally and internationally in the areas of Child and family health, Computer skills, Industrial relation practice, public speaking, maternal health services, Grievance handling and Conflict resolution, Pharmocoeconomics, Management Capacity Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Health sector budgeting. Customised Training on Remita e-collection and e-payment etc.

He is married with Children and hobbies incudes travelling and reading, especially works on anthropology and human healt