President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Innocent Ujah on his election as President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, also congratulated all the executive members for the zeal and diligence brought into the organisation within a short period.
According to him, the elected officers of the NMA have admirable profiles that will take the organisation to greater heights.
He particularly acknowledged that Mr Ujah, a professor, has worked extensively with national and international institutions, and progressively contributed to the shaping of national policies on health in the country in different capacities.
He affirmed that the NMA played a strategic role in the growth of the country through counselling of leaders on health and development issues, and staying on the frontline during emergencies and pandemics to keep everyone safe like the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
He commended the former President of the NMA, Francis Faduyile, and executive members for their investments of time and resources to improve the welfare of doctors and their working conditions by consistently negotiating and counselling governments.
The president assured Mr Ujah and the executive members of the government’s full cooperation to help them succeed in their leadership positions, and improve health services in the country.