The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the appointment of Dr. Folakemi Animashaun as the new Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, with effect from October 30, 2023.
This was disclosed on Sunday in a tweet shared via the verified handle of the state government on X (formerly Twitter).
The tweet stated that according to a statement “signed by the Head of Service, Mr. Bode Agoro,” the appointment is in “recognition of Animashaun’s track record as a medical doctor, technocrat and public servant with an impressive delivery of technical and practical medical services within the Lagos State Civil Service.”
The statement added, “The state government expects the new Chief Executive Officer to demonstrate a high level of dedication, diligence and selflessness in the discharge of her duties to justify the confidence and trust reposed in her by Mr. Governor.
According to the statement, Animashaun has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State.
She later earned a Master’s in Public Health with merit at the University of Essex, United Kingdom.
“She was also awarded an MBA with distinction from the University of Chichester Top-up London Graduate School, United Kingdom, and a Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management at the Metropolitan School of Business Management, United Kingdom, with a series of Diploma Certificates from prestigious institutions,” it added.
According to the state’s HoS, Animashaun, before her recent appointment as the CEO of LSACA, was the Administrator, Lagos State Emergency Command and Control Centre, where she coordinated the state’s emergency and non-emergency services.