The Registrar/CEO of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr. Fatima Kyari formally took over from her predecessor, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi at the Council Chamber of the MDCN on Tuesday, 27th February 2024.

At the short ceremony witnessed by the top and middle management of the MDCN, Dr. Sanusi presented his achievements during his tenure as the Registrar of MDCN.

He also highlighted ongoing activities and projects of the MDCN which included accreditation and re-accreditation of medical schools, continuous registration of practitioners, pending practitioners’ disciplinary procedures, inspectorate activities, continuous professional development, and staff welfare among others.

Responding, Dr. Kyari thanked Dr. Sanusi for his contribution to the medical education, healthcare professional practice, and services of the MDCN and said that she will build on his good works.

The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the handover note to the new Registrar.

Dr. Fatima Kyari, an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology came on board as the 10th Registrar/CEO of the MDCN while Prof. Afolabi Lesi, a former Provost of, the College of Medicine, University of Lagos was appointed the New Council Chairman, with the announcement by the Federal Government on 15th February 2024.