Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the appointment of Professor Adesegun Fatusi as the new Chairman of the State Inter-ministerial Committee Against COVID-19.
This was disclosed on Saturday in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ojo Oyewamide.
Fatusi’s appointment follows the death of the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro who was the Chairman of the State Inter-ministerial Committee.
The statement noted his appointment is aimed at preventing a vacuum as the State experiences a disturbing spike of repeated cases of COVID-19.
Fatusi is the current Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo. He is also a professor of Community and Public Health and past Provost of the College of Health Sciences at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
He has previously served as the Director of the OAU’s Institute of Public Health and worked with the UNFPA as a reproductive health advisor.
Fatusi is the chair of Nigeria’s National Technical Working Group on Adolescent Reproductive Health and Development.
He has also served as the Lead Consultant for the development of Nigeria’s national policy on the health and development of adolescents and young persons, national reproductive health policy, and national policy on HIV/AIDS.
Fatusi served previously, on the Ministerial Committee on Health Sector reform as well as on the Board of the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria.