Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos zone, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu, recently
presented newly elected executives of the association to the state Commissioner of Health,
Prof. Akin Abayomi, together with a three-point agenda, which he says will guide the
association towards better healthcare delivery in the state.
In his remarks during the courtesy visit, Olowojebutu explained that the tripod agenda for the new executives will focus on Lagos doctors, the Lagos healthcare system and Lagosians.
The chairman assured the commissioner of the support and commitment of Lagos NMA to the provision of qualitative and efficient health service delivery to the Lagos populace.
Responding, Prof. Abayomi congratulated the new executives, assuring them of a cordial
relationship that will result in a win-win situation for the government and the association.
He urged the executives to join hands with the government in the task of achieving universal health coverage and maintaining the security and economic livelihood of citizens.
The commissioner said, The solidarity we have amongst ourselves and the respective Medical Allied Professionals, significant stakeholders and custodians of the policies and components of the medical fraternity should work together in promoting adequate healthcare for Lagosians and its environs.
The executives, joined by the Second Vice President, NMA National, Dr. Adetunji Adenekan;
President, Medical Womens Association of Nigeria, Lagos Branch, Dr. Ibironke Sodeinde, and Chairman, Association, of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP), Dr. Makinde
Akinlemibola, were received by the Permanent Secretary, Health Service Commission, Dr.
Muyiwa Eniayewun, and Director Medical Administration, Training and Programmes, Dr.
The high point of the event was the presentation of the executives’ three-point agenda and a portrait painting of the Commissioner to him by Dr. Olowojebutu.