President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Prof John Okeniyi, as Chief Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The appointment was disclosed in a press statement signed by the Director of Information at the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Patricia Deworitshe, on Monday.
The statement noted that Prof Okeniyi’s appointment is for an initial term of four years with effect from August 24, 2023.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Daju Kachollom, who presented the letter on behalf of the Coordinating Minister of Health, Prof Ali Pate, reminded him of the responsibility of the office and the yearnings of the Nigerian people for an effective 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”.