The World Health Organization, WHO, has rated Ogun as the number one state in Nigeria in terms of timely and accurate disease surveillance and reporting.
Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, disclosed this, on Monday, while presenting a Microsoft device in recognition of the award to the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, during the State Executive Council meeting.
Dr. Ipaye revealed that the award was received at a stakeholders' health forum in Enugu organised by the World Health Organisation in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health.
He added that Ekiti and Kano states came second and third respectively in the nationwide ranking.
Dr. Ipaye further explained that with the Microsoft device, the Governor will now be able to monitor the health dashboard directly from his desk and see how the state is fairing in terms of health indices.
In the course of the weekly EXCO meeting, the Governor also announced the elevation of a Senior Special Assistant, Mrs. Remi Onasanya, to the position of a Special Adviser.
The Governor while presenting her with the letter of elevation, after being sworn-in in accordance with the extant civil service rule, informed that the honour was due to her diligence and hard work.
Governor Amosun added that he hopes the elevation of Mrs. Onasanya would spur her and others to do more and always give their best in the service of the state.