Defence Health Maintenance Limited gets new MD/CEO. He is Surgeon Rear Admiral Azeez Bayo Afolayan (Rtd), GSS, Psc, MBBS, FWACP, and FCAI. The new MD takes over from Surgeon Commodore AA Abdullahi (Rtd), who recently completed his tenure in office as the second MD/CEO. The new MD/CEO becomes the third MD/CEO of the organisation.
The retired Senior Naval officer was commissioned Surgeon Lieutenant in 1982 and rose to the Flag Rank of Surgeon Rear Admiral in 2012. The Surgeon Rear Admiral (Rtd) attended various military and professional trainings which include: a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery degree from the University of Ibadan in 1979 and a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons specializing in paediatrics from the University of Ibadan in 1995.
He attended the prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji where he completed his Junior and Senior Staff Courses in 1987 and 1997 respectively from the same institution. He was Base Medical Officer NNS AKASO,Port Harcourt (1983 – 1985), and College Medical Officer Nigeria Naval College ONURA, Port Harcourt (1985 – 1986). He was also a Medical Officer in Nigeria Navy Reference Hospital, Ojo(1986 – 1987) and later became Commander of the same Hospitalfrom 2006 - 2009. He also commanded the Obiesesan Medical Centre, Mobil Road, Apapa (1999 – 2001). The retired senior officerwas the Secretary General of the Pan African Committee of Military Medicine (2001-2005) and later served the same organisation as the Director General of the 39 World Congress of Military Medicine (2011-2012).
He was appointed Director of Medical services Nigerian Navy twice (2009-2012) and 2014-2015. Surgeon Rear Admiral Afolayan (Rtd) also served as Director Medical Administration and Logistics, Defence Headquarters, Abuja (2012-2014). The retired senior officer was awarded the following Decorations and Awards: General Service Star, Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star and the Defence Service Star.