Nothing is intrinsically wrong with Nigerians, Obi reacts to Akunyili’s appointment as Chief Medical Officer in US

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has said that “nothing is intrinsically wrong with Nigerians”.

He stated this in post on his verified Twitter handle while congratulating Dr. Ije Akunyili, daughter of late Director-General of National Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, and former Minister of information, Dora Akunyili, for her appointment as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the USA.

The former Anambra State governor wrote: “I sincerely congratulate my dear sister, Dr. Ije Akunyili, on being the first Nigerian to be appointed as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the USA. Such shows that nothing is intrinsically wrong with Nigerians.”

SaharaReporters had reported that Jersey City Medical Center appointed Ije Akunyili as the first black Chief Medical Officer of the hospital.

Her appointment was announced in a statement released by the centre on Wednesday via its website, stating that Akunyili’s appointment took effect from January 2, 2023.

“RWJBarnabas Health is proud to add Dr. Akunyili to its executive clinical leadership team. Her experience managing multi-specialty physician groups in integrated health care systems will help support Jersey City Medical Center in providing comprehensive health care throughout the community,” said Andy Anderson, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer for RWJBarnabas Health. “She will be a tremendous asset to our team.”

“Dr. Akunyili has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and as our Chief Medical Officer, we look forward to creating a world-class experience for every patient at Jersey City Medical Center. I am confident that Hudson County will benefit in a great way from her leadership, and that her presence will have tremendous impact,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Center.”


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