Fashola Opens Office of Chief Scientific Adviser

October 28, 2014.


By: Ibrahim Olalekan

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has appointed Dr Adekemi Sekoni as the state’s Chief Scientific Adviser. This was made known at the Executive Council Chamber in Lagos House, Ikeja.

Fashola, who presented Sekoni to the State Executive Council yesterday, said the appointment became necessary due to the occurrence in the health sector and the environment.

He stressed that the appointment was borne out of the lessons learnt while combating the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which was successfully contained in the country.

Governor Fashola mentioned that with the appointment of Sekoni, his administration would make use of scientific knowledge in combating future challenges. He also hint at the amendment draft bill of the Public Health Law, which was sent to the House of Assembly, saying would empower government to handle issues affecting the sector effectively.

Sekoni, until her appointment, was a senior lecturer in epidemiology and biostatistics at the Department of Community Health and Primary Health-Care at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).