COVID-19: Sierra Leone appoints Nigerian as Head of Task Force

The sterling qualities of Nigerian graduates and professionals serving in the Technical Aids Corps programme has been recognised with the appointment of a Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr. Laoluwa Adejayan, as the Head, COVID-19 Task Force in Sierra Leone.

Announcing Adejayan’s appointment, the Sierra Leonean authorities hinged their action on the fact that he had been adjudged the best foreign medical practitioner in the country in recent years.

Following the appointment, the Sierra Leonean government increased his salary to $20,000 per month, a 100 per cent increase.

Adejayan, a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, had reportedly served in Bayelsa State after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme before transferring his services to the West African country under the Technical Aids Corps scheme, in 2012.

The scheme is currently headed a seasoned administrator from Ile-Oluji, Ondo State, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi

In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari informing him of the development, Sierra Leone’s President, Julius Maada Bio, described Adejayan as a good ambassador of Nigeria in the country.

According to the President, Adejayan had over the years proved to be a well-trained, brilliant and hard working doctor.

Elated by the appointment, President Buhari congratulated Adejayan for being a good ambassador of the country.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari said the Federal Government was proud of his hard work in a foreign land.

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