President Bola Tinubu Appoints Dr. Temitope Ilori as First Female Director-General NACA


Dr. Temitope Ilori assumes the role of Director-General at the National Agency for The Control of AIDS, succeeding Dr. Ganbo Aliyu. President Bola Tinubu appointed her, marking her as the first female to hold this position. Commencing her four-year term on February 22, 2024, Dr. Ilori brings expertise at the University of Ibadan and a Consultant Family Physician at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Toyin Aderibigbe, Head of Public Relations and Protocol at NACA, confirmed the transition.

“Dr Ilori obtained her MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan and had her residency training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. She graduated as the best graduating fellow of the Faculty of Family Medicine, West African College of Physicians in April 2012 winning the A.O. Senbanjo Prize. She is also an Associate Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

“Dr Ilori has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetic from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Family of Health Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa sponsored by the Consortium for Advance Research Training in Africa. Her areas of research interest include Primary Care, Immunization, Public Health Nutrition, Non-Communicable Disease, and Women’s and Child’s Health. She is a prolific researcher who has co-authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

“She has been involved in policy formulation and strategic development. She was a Commissioner for Health, Osun State, Nigeria from 2011 to 2014 and Chairperson, Osun State Agency on Control of HIV/AIDS, and Osun State Technical Working Group on Immunization.” The statement reads.

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