Akeredolu Appoints New Health Commissioner, COVID-19 Committee Chairman

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Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

James Sowole in Akure

Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu saturday directed his Special Adviser on Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, to oversee activities of the Ministry of Health.

He also, appointed the Vice Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi as the new Chairman of the State Inter-ministerial Committee against COVID-19.

The appointments followed the death of the Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, who also doubled as the chairman of the committee on COVID-19 in the state.

The appointment of Adeyeye and Fatusi was contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Ojo Oyewamide.

Adeyeye, a two-term lawmaker at the Lagos State House of Assembly is a product of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

Fatusi is expected to continue from where Adegbenro stopped so as to prevent a vacuum as the state experiences a disturbing spike in COVID-19 cases.

Fatusi is a professor of Community and Public Health and past Provost of the College of Health Sciences at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

He had served as the Director of the OAU’s Institute of Public Health and worked with the UNFPA as a reproductive health advisor. He is the chair of Nigeria’s National Technical Working Group on Adolescent Reproductive Health and Development.