Sierra-Leone Appoints Nigerian, Laoluwa Adejayan, as Head of COVID-19 Task Force

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 17 – The government of Sierra Leone has appointed Nigerian born Dr Laoluwa Adejayan as the head of the West African country’s COVID-19 Task Force.

Today’s Echo gathers that Adejayan is one of the Nigerian professionals serving under the  Technical Aids Corps programme.

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) 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 his Bio, Adeyanju had, over the years, proved to be a well-trained, brilliant and hard working doctor.

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