In recognition of his relentless and dogged commitment to effective healthcare service delivery in the country, the Director General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Professor Babatunde Salako has been honoured with the Africa’s Icon of Medical Transformation award on February 6, 2017.
The award, which was presented to him by the African Students Union Parliament (ASUP) at the NIMR’s Institute Boardroom, was witnessed by senior staff members of the institute, ASUP executives and press men.
Speaking on the selection of Prof. Salako for the position, the ASUP Speaker, Abel Kewul described the NIMR DG as a leader who has dedicated his time and talents to serve the common good of mankind in accordance to the Pan –Africanism Ideology.
The ASUP Speaker, Abel Kewul, presenting the award to Prof.Babatunde Salako, at the event.
Kewul further explained reasons for the choice of Prof. Salako for the award, listing his purposeful leadership, which has resulted in all facets of his specialty, especially with regards to administrative and medical services, management acumen, health sector strategic development, qualitative healthcare delivery, training and research development, community and economic development, student and youth empowerment, national peace and international harmony, charity to the less privilege, and lots more.