Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday congratulated Dr Ifedayo Adetifa on his appointment as director-general of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), describing him as a good choice for the very strategic position.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday approved Adetifa’s appointment to replace Dr Chikwe Iheakweazu who was appointed to a role at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Fayemi in a statement congratulated the Ayede-Ekiti born medical practitioner, describing him as a thoroughbred professional who would bring his wealth of experience and integrity to bear on the job.
He urged the new NCDC boss to justify the confidence reposed in him by the president by improving on the excellent track record of his predecessor in office.
Similarly, the governor also hailed the appointment of Ijero- Ekiti born Dr Damola Dada into the membership of the health sector reform committee.
The committee is to commence the development and implementation of health sector reform programme for the country in collaboration with state governments and the FCT.
Fayemi, in his congratulatory message to Dada, who is a member of the Ekiti State COVID-19 advisory committee, urged him to demonstrate his exceptional leadership qualities and professionalism in the course of the national assignment.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Ekiti State, I thank the President for considering these two excellent professionals from the Land of Honour for the opportunities to serve their fatherland through these strategic positions. We are convinced that they would not only add value to their respective organisations, they would demonstrate high level of integrity and the omoluabi ethos for which Ekitis are known.
“Congratulations to Dr Adetifa and Dr Dada on their new appointments. We wish them successful and impactful tenures,” said Fayemi.