By John Ikani
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa as the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu confirmed the appointment in a statement on Monday.
The new NCDC DG replaces Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was recently appointed as an Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in charge of Health Emergency Intelligence.
Buhari also named Adetifa as a member of the Health Sector Reform Committee to commence the development and implementation of a Health Sector Reform programme for Nigeria.
About Ifedayo Adetifa
Adetifa underwent his undergraduate medical training at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State and completed residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, for which he was awarded the Fellowship of the West Africa College of Physicians in Paediatrics.
He bagged his MSc in Epidemiology at the same school and got his Ph.D in Epidemiology from the University of Amsterdam in Netherlands.