New Chief Medical Director Appointed for OAUTH

President Bola Tinubu has given his 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 announcement was made through an official press release issued by Patricia Deworitshe, the Director of Information at the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, on Monday.

The statement highlighted that Prof. Okeniyi’s appointment will span an initial term of four years, commencing on August 24, 2023.

During the presentation of the appointment letter, Daju Kachollom, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, acting on behalf of the Coordinating Minister of Health, Prof. Ali Pate, reminded Prof. Okeniyi of the significant responsibilities tied to his new role. Kachollom emphasized the strong desire of the Nigerian people for an efficient and responsive healthcare delivery system, urging Okeniyi to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure the continued provision of high-quality healthcare services at the hospital.

Expressing gratitude for the honor of being selected to serve, Prof. Okeniyi thanked the Federal Government for the trust placed in him. He made a solemn commitment to carry out his new duties with integrity and diligence, aligning with the administration’s renewed hope agenda. Okeniyi pledged to work harmoniously with all relevant parties and address the welfare of the hospital’s staff. He also expressed his determination to resolve the ongoing internal conflicts within the hospital, promising to bring an end to these issues.

In his closing statement, Okeniyi affirmed, “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.”

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