Obaseki rejects NMA award, cites reason of low performance in health sector

Obaseki rejects NMA award, cites reason of low performance in health sector

- Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has rejected an award given to him by the Nigerian Medical Association

- Obaseki says he doesn't deserve the award yet, saying he still has more to do in the health sector

- He says it'll be unfair for government to leave healthcare services in the hand of doctors alone

Citing reason of low performance in the health sector, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has rejected the award given to him by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo state chapter.

Vanguard reports that the governor, who turned down the award presented to him during the annual general meeting/scientific conference of 2018 insisted that he had not performed much in the health sector to deserve such an award.

NAIJ.com gathers that Obaseki said it was too early for him to be receiving an award, when he has not done anything tangible to merit it.

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The governor said he did not believe that he has done anything worthy to receive an award from the NMA, adding that the honour would be well deserved in the future and not now as he has plans to transform the state's healthcare sector.

He added: “It'll be unfair for government to leave healthcare services in the hand of doctors alone, the government is ready to invest in healthcare.

“My government is ready to train doctors. The state is committed to the training of health personnel in the 18 local government areas in the state starting with 20 doctors."

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state said he would create more than the 200,000 jobs he promised during the electioneering campaigns.

Obaseki made the statement on Thursday, March 8, at the launch of a partnership with several organisations training youths on information and communication technology, small scale businesses and vehicle repairs amongst others.

The governor, who was represented by his senior special assistant on skills development and job creation, Ukinebo Dare, said the jobs would be sustainable as many of the beneficiaries would become employers of labour.

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