Abdulrazaq appoints US-based Professor as SA Health Matters

By Ibraheem Solaudeen.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has approved the appointment of Professor Wale Sulaiman as Special Adviser on Health Matters.

According to a statement issued on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the appointment of the US-based Professor of neurosurgery and neuroscience, is reliant on his vast experience in health matters both locally and internationally, added to his commitment to enhance the ideals of the new administration.

“As part of his clear-eyed efforts to revamp every sector of the state, Governor AbdulRazaq is glad to bring Professor Sulaiman on board as a leading member of his team. He is confident that the famous Professor will bring his wealth of experience to bear in the delivery of affordable, innovative and qualitative healthcare to the people of Kwara”, Ajakaye said in the statement.

Prof. Sulaiman is an expert in transformational changes in the design, delivery, access, safety and quality of healthcare utilising modern technology.

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

He is a Pioneer Neurosurgeon in minimally invasive spine surgery under the RNZ Back and Spine Center of Africa. 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 give back to his home country Nigeria and Sub-Saharan African countries.

Prof. Wale Sulaiman is from Ajase-Ipo, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre by former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed in 2016 with the responsibility to reposition the HADC.

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