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Tinubu re-appoints Adeyeye as NAFDAC DG, names Idris NCDC boss



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President Bola Tinubu has re-appointed Prof. Moji Adeyeye as Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Dr. Olajide Idris as Director-General for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Idris, who is slated to assume office on February 19, 2024, replaces outgoing NCDC boss Prof. Ifedayo Adetifa

Tinubu also appointed Dr. Mansur Kabir as the new Chairman of the board of the NAFDAC.

The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, announced the appointments in a statement on Thursday titled ‘President Tinubu approves leadership changes in health and social welfare sector.’

The President approved the appointment and reappointment of board chairpersons and Chief Executive Officers for eight agencies under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.


They include Prof. Abba Zubairu and Dr. Saleh Yuguda as board chairperson and CEO, respectively for the National Blood Service Commission; Prof. Afolabi Lesi and Dr. Fatima Kyari as board chairperson and CEO, respectively for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; Wasilat Giwa and Ibrahim Ahmed as board chairperson and CEO, respectively for the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria and Dr. Babajide Salako and Dr. Tosan Erhabor as Board Chairperson and CEO, respectively, of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria.

He also appointed Prof. Adamu Bakari as Chief Medical Director of Moddibo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola, Adamawa State, and Prof. Reuben Eifediyi as CMD of the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State.

The appointments are “in furtherance of his determination to bring world-class standards to Nigerian public health administration and to manifest his commitment to deliver affordable and quality care to all Nigerians under governance and regulatory frameworks commensurate with international best practice,” said Ngelale.

New NCDC Chief, Idris, received his MBBS degree from the University of Lagos’ College of Medicine, after which he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Ivy League’s Yale University in Connecticut, United States of America.

He served as the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State from 2007 to 2019, after serving as the Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Ministry of Health from 1999 to 2007.


As Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Idris coordinated medical response from the frontline against the deadly Ebola Virus disease outbreak in 2014.

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