President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Special Assistant on Media nd Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, announced the appointment of Adetifa in Abuja.
Adetifa will take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who has been given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an assistant Director-General of WHO.
President 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.
Adetifa bagged his first degree from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
He completed his residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, and studied for the MSc in Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
He also obtained his my PhD in Epidemiology from the school.