Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences, Wale Sulaiman, has been named as Special Adviser on Health Matters by the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Sulaiman is US-based.
“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,” according to a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye.
“The appointment is based on the excellent report of his vast experience in health matters both locally and internationally, and dedication to the noble ideals of this administration.”
The statement said Prof. Sulaiman, until his appointment the CEO and Chairman of a healthcare development company RNZ Global Ltd., is an expert in transformational changes in the design, delivery, access, safety and quality of healthcare utilising modern technology.
The appointee 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.