Sanwo-Olu names Animashaun as new LSACA boss


Dr. Folakemi Basirat Animashaun CEO of the Lagos State Aids Control Agency (LSACA)

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has approved the appointment of Dr. Folakemi Basirat Animashaun as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lagos State Aids Control Agency (LSACA) with effect from October 30, 2023.

According to the Head of Service, Mr. Bode Agoro, in a statement, the appointment is in recognition of Dr. 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.

He said, “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”.

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Dr. Animashaun has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State. She later earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) 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.

Before her recent appointment as the CEO of LSACA, Dr. Animashaun was the Administrator of the Lagos State Emergency Command and Control Centre, where she coordinated the State’s emergency and non-emergency services.

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