Buhari appoints new DG for NCDC

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

This was announced in a statement issued by Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Monday.

According to the statement, Adetifa will take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who has been given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Ihekweazu has been appointed an assistant Director-General of WHO.

In an official letter addressed to Ihekweazu, WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the Nigerian is the deputy in charge of health emergency intelligence at the global health organisation.

He is to assume the office on November 1, 2021, and will be in charge of WHO’s pandemic and epidemic response hub in Berlin, Germany.

Buhari had appointed Ihekweazu in August 2016.

The new NCDC DG is a member of a health sector reform committee set up by the president on Monday.

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