Ministry of health

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Dr. Theophilus Ajayi

Director, Occupational & Environmental Health

Dr Ajayi Theophilus Folarin was born on the 8th of February 1966. He attended Obafemi Awolowo university ile ife where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBcHB) in 1993. He is also a certified BLS, ACLS and PALS provider.

He started his working career in the Directorate of Hospital Services (comprising of LASAMBUS and Hospital registration board now HEFAMMA).

He became the Head of operation for LASAMBUS in 2006 where he coordinated the day-to-day operations by dispatching and monitoring the evacuation and management of accidents victims, a position he held until his deployment to HEFAMAA as Head of Monitoring unit with effect from 4th of July, 2012.

His activities majorly encompassed monitoring of Public and Private Heath facilities to ensure compliance to the set rules and standards. He was in acting capacity as the Acting Executive Secretary HEFAMAA between September and December 2012


He was further deployed on the 20th of May 2013 to the Directorate of Staff Health Services as the Head of Clinicals as well as Medical Director in charge. He coordinated the daily activities of the clinics and also organised the Health day program during the public service week. He held this position until the 25th of August 2017 when he was deployed as the Director Environmental Health Services. In this role his activities involved co-ordination of all Environmental Heath activities in the State. These includes prompt removal of abandoned corpses from nooks and crannies, verges of roads, accident and disaster spots. He dispatches inspectors to all regulated food houses daily to monitor and ensure compliance to food safety policies and guidelines as well as attends to various public health complaints to avert damages. 


He was later promoted with reassignment of further responsibilities on the 25th of January 2021 to also take charge of the coordination of all Occupational Health activities in the state. 


Dr Ajayi Theophilus is hard working, resilient and a good team player who can work under pressure without supervision.  His professionalism and understanding of the principles and practice of medicine earned him respect amongst his colleagues.

Dr Ajayi Theophilus is a member of the Nigerian Medical and Dental council of Nigeria, Medical Guild Association of General and Private Medical practitioners of Nigeria and an alumni of Obafemi Awolowo university.  His hobbies include driving, reading and a keen interest in the study and application of Herbal medicine.

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