Tinubu appoints first female DG of NACA

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday appointed Dr. Temitope Ilori as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS.

According to Nairametrics, the announcement was made by Toyin Aderibigbe, the Head of Public Relations and Protocol of NACA, in a press statement released.

Dr. Ilori officially resumed the role on February 22, 2024, for an initial term of four years, succeeding Dr. Gambo Aliyu, who served as DG from June 2019 until February 2024.

With her appointment, Dr. IIori is the first female to hold the position.

Prior to her appointment, Dr. Ilori served as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Ibadan and as a Consultant Family Physician in the Department of Family Medicine at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Furthermore, Dr. Ilori has been actively involved in policy formulation and strategic development. She served as the Commissioner for Health in Osun State, Nigeria, from 2011 to 2014, and as the Chairperson of the Osun State Agency on Control of HIV/AIDS and the Osun State Technical Working Group on Immunization.


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