President Bola Tinubu has granted approval for the appointment of Prof. John Okeniyi as the Chief Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, located in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
This appointment was officially announced through a press statement released by Patricia Deworitshe, the Director of Information at the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Monday.
The statement outlines that Prof. Okeniyi’s appointment is effective from August 24, 2023, and is initially for a four-year term.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Daju Kachollom, who presented the appointment letter on behalf of the Coordinating Minister of Health, Prof. Ali Pate, emphasized the significance of the role and the expectations of the Nigerian people for an efficient and responsive healthcare delivery system.
“It is expected that you will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure that the Hospital continues to deliver quality healthcare services to our people,” Kachollom said.
On his part, Okeniyi thanked the Federal Government for finding him worthy to serve and pledged to be upright and diligent in carrying out his new assignment in line with the renewed hope agenda of the administration.
Okeniyi said, “I promise that I will not disappoint Mr. President and the Ministry of Health. I will work in collaboration and harmony with all stakeholders, and look into the welfare of staff of the hospital. I will also do my best to ensure that the incessant internal crisis at the hospital will be brought to an end”.