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Tinubu appoints Temitope Ilori as first female DG of NACA

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Temitope Ilori as the
new director-general (DG) of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS
(NACA).

 

In a statement on Thursday, Toyin Aderibigbe, NACA head of
public relations, said Ilori’s initial term of four years began on February 22.

 

She takes over from Gambo Aliyu, who was the DG of the
agency, from June 2019 till February 2024.

 

Ilori is the first female to be appointed as the
director-general of the agency.

 

 “Up until her
appointment, Dr. Ilori was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community
Medicine, University of Ibadan, and a Consultant Family Physician in the
Department of Family Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan,” the
statement reads.

 

“Dr Ilori obtained her MBBS degree from the University of
Ibadan and had her residency training at the University College Hospital,
Ibadan, Nigeria. She graduated as the best graduating Fellow of the Faculty of
Family Medicine, West African College of Physicians in April 2012 winning the
A.O. Senbanjo Prize. She is also an Associate Fellow of the National
Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

 

“Dr Ilori has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science
Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
She is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care,
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa sponsored
by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa.

 

 “Her areas of
research interest include Primary Care, Immunization, Public Health Nutrition,
Non-Communicable Diseases, and Women’s and Child’s Health. She is a prolific
researcher who has co-authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific
journals.

 

“She has been involved in policy formulation and strategic
development. She was a Commissioner for Health, Osun State, Nigeria from 2011
to 2014 and Chairperson, Osun State Agency on Control of HIV/AIDS, and Osun
State Technical Working Group on Immunization.”

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