President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday has appointed the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Buhari appoints Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new DG of NCDC
The announcement was contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman on Monday and made available to Journalists.
Adetifa appointment is coming after Chikwe Ihekweazu was given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Ihekweazu was recently appointed an assistant Director-General of WHO, DAILY GIST reports.
The statement reads in full;
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of a Health Sector Reform Committee to commence the development and implementation of a Health Sector Reform programme for Nigeria in collaboration with the State Governments and the FCT administration,” the statement reads.
“This is sequel to a Health Sector Diagnostic Review Report developed by a consultant, Vesta Healthcare Partners and the Federal Ministry of Health.
“The committee will undertake a review of all healthcare reforms adopted in the past two decades and lessons learnt and factor them into the development of the new Health Sector Reform Programme.
“Meanwhile, President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The President has named him as a member of this important committee.”
Adetifa bagged his first degree from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
He completed his residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, and studied for the MSc in Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
He also obtained his my PhD in Epidemiology from the school.