Buhari appoints Adetifa new NCDC DG
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Garba Shehu, the Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President, confirmed the appointment in a statement on Monday.
Shehu said Adetifa will take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who has been given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Ihekweazu had been NCDC DG since 2016 when Buhari appointed him, but last week, WHO appointed him as an assistant Director-General.
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 office on November 1, 2021 and will be in charge of WHO’s pandemic and epidemic response hub in Berlin, Germany.
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