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Sekoni appointed to head Lagos health department

20 October 2014, 09:01

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has appointed Dr Adekemi Oluwayemisi Sekoni, as Chief Scientific Adviser on Infectious diseases.

Her job would include conducting science-based research on matters relating to the well-being of the residents.

According to senior government officials the development is party of the government strategy of nipping diseases in the bud before they became epidemic.

Sekoni is an expert on infectious diseases, who would prepare the state for responses to possible outbreak of diseases and coordinate all science-based research that are likely to benefit locals.

Also Read: Nigeria expected to be declared Ebola-free

Governor Babatunde Fashola, who announced her appointment at the commemoration of the 2 700 days in Office of his administration, said the Scientific Adviser would act as co-coordinator for providing scientific information about infectious diseases as well as coordinating other areas of science based research such as food sufficiency, water sufficiency, air pollution and all other things that were likely to affect the well-being of Lagos residents.

He said the need for a Scientific Adviser arose out of some of the lessons learnt during the "spirited efforts" to end the spread in the state.

"Government sees clearly the necessity for a post-Ebola management by having someone to both provide scientific information about infectious diseases and coordinate scientific research for the good-health of the people," he said.

The governor praised Lagos residents for their cooperation in the containment against Ebola.

- CAJ News


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