By Bilkisu Adejoh

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has hailed the appointment of Olusimbo Ige, as the Commissioner Chicago Department of Public Health.

In a congratulatory message signed by the Head of Media and Public Relations, Abudur-Rahman Balogun said Abike described her success as a milestone for “extraordinary history made.” Noting that she is the First Black Female to occupy such a position.

According to her, IgE’s appointment has once again confirmed that Nigerians in the Diaspora are excelling and impacting positively wherever they find themselves, and implored her to live up to expectations

While urging other young professionals to also be good ambassadors of Nigeria in their chosen careers.

Dr. Ige is a tremendous addition to not just our administration, but to the City of Chicago

Dr. Ige’s appointment was a sequel to Mayor Brandon Johnson’s approval following the dismissal of Dr. Allison Arwady, a former commissioner at the Chicago Department of Public Health in the United States and was previously a managing director of programs at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a New Jersey-based non-profit public health organization.



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