The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Saturday in Abuja honoured Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum for his meaningful contributions to the health sector development.
The National President of NMA, Dr Uche Ojinmah, at a dinner/award to mark the closing session of 2023 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, praised Zulum for developing the health sector in Borno State.
He said that the governor had been able to uplift the health sector to a level where citizens would be encouraged to take the numerous advantages in the health sector to solve their health challenges.
Ojinmah encouraged the governor, who was represented at the event by the state Secretary to the Government (SSG), Mr Bukar Tijani, to continue with his good work in the health sector in Borno.
He urged the governor not to be distracted by people he referred to as enemies of progress.
Responding, the governor appreciated NMA for finding him worthy to receive such award of excellence, adding that such award would encourage him more.
“The NMA has made several assessment according to what they have seen, it seems to them that the governor has passed the criteria by giving priority to the health sector, providing all the necessary tools, equipment to doctors across board in Borno.
“I think the NMA has seen that the governor deserved to take the merit award; the NMA has done this based on performance and support given to the health sector.
“The driving force is determination to see that citizens enjoy the best, both in the primary, secondary and tertiary health facilities; this award is a confirmation to continue with the good work in the health sector,” Zulum said. (NAN)