DG of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) reappointed

The Federal Ministry of Health has re-appointed Prof Lawal Babatunde Salako as the DG of NIMR. The occasion held on the 18th of August 2020. It also involved the appointment of leaders for other medical institutions.

Appointment of medical institute leaders

About the DG

Prof Salako was first appointed as DG of NIMR in 2016. At the time, he was the provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. He is currently a professor of medicine at the same institution.

He is a respected clinician who has taken part in many drug trials. Over the years, Prof Salako won both local and international fellowships and grants. Also, he received an award for carrying out the first kidney transplant in UCH.

Prof. Babatunde Salako (Source: Vanguard)

About the institute

The National Science and Technology Act established the NIMR. At first, The Act named it the Medical Research Council of Nigeria in 1977. Then the name changed to the National Institute of Health. Eventually, it became the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in 1993.

The institute aims to support national health and development through good research. Furthermore, it works with other institutions and ministries to promote research. In line with this, it puts out research findings through its official journal, the Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research. Besides, the institute consists of 11 departments and clinics. So, it provides consultation, specialist clinics, and laboratory services.

COVID 19 efforts of the institute

The institute works to improve COVID 19 testing in Nigeria. For instance, it recently launched improved COVID 19 testing kits. This was arranged so as to speed up and improve testing in Nigeria. Also, it had earlier built drive-through testing centers to ease the process. The institute also partnered with a health tech company to provide logistics.

The DG’s future plans

There are now plans to establish the Nigerian Institute of Health (NIH). The DG stated this in a recent interview with Vanguard. The NIH will bring together other research institutes in the country. As a result, there will be better research planning for the good of the country.

Wuraola is a trained health manager with a knack for reading every and anything. She is interested in sharing educational and helpful information from her reading and research. She absolutely loves food and hopes to travel the world to taste every delicacy out there. For more details, send an email to info@healthfacts.ng


  1. Right here is the right site for everyone who really wants to find out about this topic.
    You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really
    will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic that has been written about for many years.
    Great stuff, just excellent!

  2. Hello there, just became aware of your blog
    through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue
    this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing.


  3. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to read through content from other authors and use a little something from other websites.

  4. Your style is unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess
    I’ll just bookmark this site.

  5. Hi there! This post could not be written much better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He continually kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a very good read. Thank you for

  6. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly
    appreciated. Thank you

  7. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she retains the image of a
    user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.

    Thus that’s why this piece of writing is perfect. Thanks!

  8. I used to be recommended this blog by way of my cousin. I’m no longer
    positive whether this post is written by him as nobody else recognize such particular approximately my difficulty.
    You are wonderful! Thanks!

  9. Hi there, I found your blog via Google even as searching for a comparable matter, your web site came up, it appears great.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply was aware of your weblog through Google, and
    found that it is really informative. I’m gonna watch out
    for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Many other folks can be benefited from your writing.


  10. Somebody essentially lend a hand to make critically posts I
    would state. That is the very first time I frequented your web page and
    thus far? I surprised with the research you made to make this
    particular submit incredible. Great activity!

  11. Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I
    could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty
    finding one? Thanks a lot!

  12. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉

  13. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, as well as the

  14. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as
    with the layout on your weblog. Is this
    a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep
    up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

  15. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this website. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own blog now 😉

  16. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively useful and it has aided me out loads.
    I hope to give a contribution & help different users like its helped me.
    Great job.

  17. After going over a number of the blog posts on your site, I really appreciate your technique of writing a blog.
    I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my web site too and tell me what you think.

  18. Hi, I do think this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may return once again since I bookmarked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change,
    may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  19. obviously like your website however you have to take a look at the
    spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife
    with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to inform
    the reality nevertheless I’ll certainly come back again.

  20. I’m really impressed with your writing skills
    as smartly as with the structure to your weblog. Is that this a
    paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay
    up the excellent high quality writing, it’s rare to look
    a great blog like this one today..

  21. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all
    is required to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% sure.

    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  22. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you
    are just extremely wonderful. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and
    the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it smart.

    I can not wait to read much more from you. This is actually a tremendous website.

  23. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the fantastic work!

  24. Hi everybody, here every one is sharing these kinds of
    know-how, therefore it’s fastidious to read this weblog, and I used to pay a quick visit this weblog all the time.

  25. I got this website from my pal who informed me about this website and at the moment this time I am visiting this website and reading very informative articles at
    this time.

  26. May I simply just say what a relief to uncover a
    person that genuinely understands what they’re discussing
    on the net. You actually know how to bring a problem to light
    and make it important. A lot more people should look at this and understand this side of the story.

    I can’t believe you’re not more popular given that you
    surely possess the gift.

  27. I have been browsing online greater than three hours
    these days, but I by no means found any interesting article like yours.
    It is beautiful value enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content material as you probably did, the net might be a
    lot more helpful than ever before.