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NMA celebrates new minister, Sununu for excelling in medical profession



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The Nigeria Medical Association, FCT Chapter, on Wednesday celebrated the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Tanko-Yusuf Sununu, for excelling in the medical profession.

The association at a dinner organised to honour the minister, said the former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Health Services is a man of many parts.

The Chairman of NMA in FCT, Dr. Charles Ugwuanyi, stated that Sununu deserved to be celebrated by the association for many reasons.

According to him, the minister excelled in the practice of medicine and also in transferring medical knowledge to younger doctors.

He also noted that Sununu did well in politics, by rendering services to humanity starting from his own community.

“He has deployed his personal talents and treasures to propel services to humanity. This is one man who from his meagre resources organised free medical treatments for his people.

“He fought malnutrition in children, fought snake bites, fought maternal mortality with problems related to childbirth when he was given the capacity to serve in that situation.

“We as medical professionals draw inspiration from him. He is an inspirational leader and the message is that when you honour someone who has excelled in the medical industry, you are honouring yourself.

“This also means you are encouraging other professionals to toe the same line, the bottom line is service to humanity, ”he said.

Sununu while responding, said he was elated about the honour, adding, “You can see when I was delivering my speech, I couldn’t control my emotion, it has been a recurring experience whenever I am promoted, people rally around me.”

He said that the celebration gave him hope that people had been praying for him to succeed and that they were also rejoicing with him.

The minister said that with the celebration, he would give more commitment to the service of humanity.

“I am giving my commitment to these people who are celebrating me and to the country at large. I am ready to put my best into President Bola Tinubu’s Administration for him to succeed,” he added.

Sununu said Nigerians should expect a good transformation in the education sector, saying that he is someone who believes in quality, which is what he intends to bring to the education sector

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