A Nigerian, Dr. Laoluwa Adejayan, has been appointed the head of the Covid-19 Task Force in Sierra Leone, by President Julius Maada Bio, adjudging him as the best foreign medical practitioner in the country in recent years.
According to the Guardian Newspaper, Adejayan’s salary was increased to $20,000 per month, a 100 percent increase.
Adejayan, a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, had reportedly served in Bayelsa State after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before transferring his services to the West African country under the Technical Aids Corps scheme in 2012.
The scheme is currently headed by a seasoned administrator from Ile-Oluji, Ondo State, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi.
In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Bihari intimating him with the development, Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio described Adeyanjua as a good ambassador of Nigeria in the country.
According to President Bio, Adeyanju 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.