Buhari appoints Ifedayo Adetifa new NCDC Director-General.

Written by on September 7, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Adetifa will replace Chikwe Ihekweazu who was recently appointed an assistant director-general of the global health body, World Health Organisation.

A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu on Monday, also said the president approved the setting up of a Health Sector Reform Committee.

The committee, headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as chairman, is expected to commence the development and implementation of a programme for Nigeria in collaboration with the state governments and the FCT administration.

Adetifa obtained his medical degree at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State and trained in Paediatrics and Child Health at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Until his appointment, Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa was an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Source: PUNCH


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