Home Politics President Buhari Name Ifedayo Adetifa as the new NCDC director.

President Buhari Name Ifedayo Adetifa as the new NCDC director.

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa as Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).


Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was recently appointed as an assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of health emergency intelligence, is being replaced by Adetifa.


Adetifa, a paediatrician and infectious diseases epidemiologist, received his first degree from the University of Ilorin in Kwara state, according to his profile on the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s website.


“I finished residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria, for which I was given the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians in Paediatrics,” according to the biography.


“I earned an MSc in Epidemiology from the School and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.”


Adetifa has also been nominated a member of the health sector reform committee, which will be chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, according to a statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu.

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