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Samson Omotayo
January 06, 2022

Members of the Ondo State Branch of the Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) have assured the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka of their total and unflinching support for his success in office.

The State Chairman of NMA, Dr.(Mrs.)Stella Adegbehingbe who gave the assurance when she led the executive members of the association on a courtesy visit to the Commissioner to congratulate him on his new appointment promised to collaborate with him in the task of moving the state health sector forward.

Adegbehingbe described Dr.Ajaka as a prominent member of NMA whom members of the association are proud of saying in view of the Commissioner's sterling antecedents in public service, medical doctors in Ondo State are optimistic of his ability to move the state health sector forward.

While wishing the Commissioner and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Professor Dayo Faduyile success in their new assignments, she urged them to adopt an open-door policy and carry medical doctors along in health activities in the state.

Adegbehingbe equally commended the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Pharmacist(Mrs.) Folukemi Aladenola and all Directors in the Ministry of Health for their impactful contributions to qualitative health care delivery in the state.

She wished all workers in the state health sector a happy and prosperous New Year.

Also speaking at the courtesy visit, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Pharmacist(Mrs.)Folukemi Aladenola affirmed that the state health sector has continued to enjoy robust support and relationship with the Ondo State branch of NMA.

Aladenola described Adegbehingbe as a leader per excellence who has a passion for the state health sector noting that through her intervention, several issues facing the health sector have been amicably resolved.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Professor Dayo Faduyile stressed that doctors have a crucial role to play in strengthening the state health sector.

He, therefore, charged them to redouble their efforts in promoting qualitative health care delivery in Ondo State while commending them for their immense contributions to effective health care services in the state.

Faduyile described Dr. Ajaka as an experienced medical practitioner and administrator with exemplary leadership qualities.

Responding, Ajaka while appreciating the doctors for the courtesy visit called for better collaborations among all stakeholders in the state health sector saying the overall goal is to take the sector to greater heights.

The Commissioner urged all health workers to see the state health sector as one big family while imploring members of the various professional associations in the health sector to see themselves as colleagues and friends towards achieving higher productivity.

Ajaka equally assured the medical doctors of synergy and unflinching support.