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Lagos State Appoints Kemi Ogunyemi as Special Adviser on Health

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has recently sworn in Mrs. Kemi Ogunyemi as the Special Adviser on Health, further expanding the state’s commitment to healthcare excellence. With her background as a trained nurse and two-term member of the Lagos State Health Service Commission, Ogunyemi brings a wealth of experience to this crucial role.

The Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony took place at the State House in Alausa, where Governor Sanwo-Olu congratulated Ogunyemi on her well-deserved appointment. He stressed the significance of her role in advancing the healthcare system in Lagos State, considering her extensive knowledge in the medical profession, leadership, and governance.

Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed confidence in Ogunyemi’s ability to meet the high expectations and deliver on the trust placed in her. He urged her to swiftly embrace her responsibilities, ensuring that the government and the people of Lagos can fully benefit from her expertise and support.

Ogunyemi’s Reception and Vision

Following the swearing-in ceremony, Ogunyemi was warmly received at the Conference Room of the State Ministry of Health. The event brought together key government officials and healthcare stakeholders, including the Chairman of the Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr. Atinuke Onayiga, and various medical directors and staff from state-owned hospitals.

In her address, Ogunyemi expressed her gratitude to Governor Sanwo-Olu for the appointment, emphasizing the importance of cooperation, support, and collaboration among all healthcare stakeholders. Her mission is aligned with the THEMES Plus agenda, with a particular focus on achieving universal health coverage and enhancing access to high-quality healthcare services for Lagos State’s growing population.

She highlighted the need for healthcare professionals to work together as a united team, emphasizing that the patient’s welfare should always be the top priority. Ogunyemi stressed the importance of demonstrating value and providing quality care in one’s role, as it leads to recognition and greater impact.

Ogunyemi’s passion for leadership and her dedication to improving healthcare access for underserved populations were evident in her speech. She called for unity among healthcare professionals and assured her commitment to ensuring efficient and quality healthcare services for all.

With Ogunyemi’s appointment, Lagos State is poised to further enhance its healthcare system, making it more accessible and effective for its residents.


The appointment of Mrs. Kemi Ogunyemi as Special Adviser on Health is a significant step in Lagos State’s commitment to improving healthcare delivery. Her experience and dedication, combined with the support of healthcare professionals and stakeholders, can lead to positive changes in the state’s healthcare landscape. Together, they can work towards the common goal of providing accessible, efficient, and quality healthcare services for all Lagosians.

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