The Ebira Doctor’s Forum (EDF), has commended the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza, for the giant stride he had made so far in the state’s health sector.
Dr Kabiru Zubair, the EDF newly elected President, gave the commendation in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lokoja.
According to Zubair, EDF is an umbrella body of doctors of Ebira extraction who’s main aim is to promote quality healthcare delivery in Ebira land.
”The recently appointed executive council of the forum at her inaugural meeting held on Sunday, 31st January 2021 at Lugard Beach, x-rayed many achievements of the new direction government ably led by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi state in the health sector.
”Of note, is the recent implementation of 2014 revised CONMESS. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi State chapter, has not only confirmed it, but a number of our members have actually palpated the new increment in their salaries.
”The EDF is extremely excited over this recent development. This improvement in salary will not only retain the current skilled man power in the state health sector, but will attract more doctors to the state”, Zubair said.
He added that the body commended the government for the massive ongoing construction of Central Reference Hospital at the Zonal Hospital, Okene, saying the giant step would lip frog healthcare delivery in Kogi State to an ultramodern one.
”Similarly, the upgrading of General Hospital, Adogo is a step in the right direction. It is our believe that with these bold, land mark steps taken to improve the health sector, you are set to move to greater height.
”We will not end this commendation without acknowledging the man at the center of all these, a silent achiever, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Hon. Dr Saka Haruna Audu.
”The EDF is extremely proud of your achievement as the first Anebira that will occupy that exalted office of the Honourable Commissioner for Health in Kogi State and you have left an indelible mark in the sand of time.
”History will remember you for the giant stride you made to transform the kogi state health sector to a 21st century quality care”, he said.
Zubair assured the State Government of the readiness of the EDF to collaborate to improving health care delivery in the state especially in the area of provision of highly skilled man power.
Zubair on behalf of the EDF, also congratulated His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State on his 5th year anniversary in office, and prayed for great wisdom from God to continue to pilot the affairs of the state to greater and enviable heights.
The newly appointed executive council of the EDF were: Dr Zubair Kabiru as President, Dr Ashraf Abdulhakeem as Vice President, Dr Moses Shaibu as Secretary, Dr Momoh Bamidele as Assistant Secretary.
Others were Dr Hadiya Ismaila as Treasurer, Dr Yunusa Shiedu as PRO., while the immediate past President and Secretary would serve as Ex-Officio I and II respectively.