Kwara Gov appoints SA on Health Matters

Written by on August 26, 2019

The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of United States-based renowned professor of neurosurgery and neurosciences Wale Sulaiman as his Special Adviser on Health Matters.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye said his appointment was part of the governor’s clear-eyed efforts to revamp every sector of the state.

It expressed confidence that the famous Professor would bring his wealth of experience to bear in the delivery of affordable, innovative and qualitative healthcare to the people of Kwara.

According to the statement, the appointment is based on the excellent report of his vast experience in health matters both locally and internationally, and dedication to the noble ideals of this administration.

The statement said Professor Sulaiman, was until his appointment the CEO and Chairman of a healthcare development company RNZ Global Limited, is an expert in transformational changes in the design, delivery, access, safety and quality of healthcare utilising modern technology.

The appointee is also a Professor of Neurosurgery at Tulane University and until January 2019 was the System Chairman of Neurosurgery and Co-Medical Director of a Neuroscience Institute with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, USA.

He was also reputed to have performed the first minimally invasive spine surgery in Sub-Sahara Africa.

A member of several neurosurgery bodies and a visiting Professor to many universities in the United States, Canada and Nigeria, among others, Prof. Sulaiman is also known for his commitment to giving back to his home country Nigeria and Sub-Saharan African countries.


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