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Tinubu appoints NACA DG, moves agency to Ministry of Health

by Haruna Gimba

By Haruna Gimba

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Temitope Ilori to serve as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) for an initial term of four years,.

The spokesperson of the president, Ajuri Ngelale in a statement on Thursday described Ms Ilori as a senior lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Ibadan, and a consultant family physician at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

“She obtained her MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan and had her residency training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Family Medicine, West African College of Physicians, and won the A.O. Senbanjo Prize in 2012. She is also an associate fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN).

“Ms Ilori has both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Ibadan, and she is a PhD fellow in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has co-authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

In another development, President Tinubu has approved the relocation of the NACA from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

A statement issued on Thursday by Ajuri Ngelale, said that the relocation of NACA was to foster synergy and enhance collaboration in pursuit of the nation’s goal to achieve the 95-95-95 pathway for ending the AIDS epidemic.

“In line with his topmost priority of manifesting the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration across sectors, President Tinubu is determined to consistently harmonize institutions within and between the different sectors in the country, ensuring improved coordination and synergy among agencies for efficient and qualitative service delivery to all Nigerians”, said Ngelale.

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